The Train Lessons - Truth and Reconciliation - Residential Schools

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2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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This product helped me to talk about topics that I don't have first hand knowledge about. I could present the topics with confidence and make the lessons engaging. Thank you!
Great way to open discussion for such a difficult topic. I love the reference to children's rights. Students really connected to this book and the worksheets were easy to use. Thanks.


Supporting Indigenous Resources for Inclusive Learning for Elementary School Students

This learning resource extends students' understanding with comprehensions strategies: Prediction, Summary, Meaning, Problem and Resolution, Connection, Question, and Infer


A critical thinking question, learning links and response pages to support the BIG QUESTION: How would the residential schools hold up to today’s laws regarding the treatment of children?

This unit is developed to support a single read aloud copy. There is zero prep needed (other than photocopying) and has 9 different activities to support the story.

The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grade 2 and Grade 6.

**Be sure to follow my blog for ideas throughout the year: **

This reading response unit is based on the touching story, The Train, written by Jodie Callaghan and illustrated by Georgia Lesley. The Train is a healing story that promotes conversations around the legacy of abuse Indigenous people experienced.

Other Unit Suggestions:

The Girl and the Wolf

You Hold Me Up

When I was Eight and Not My Girl BUNDLE

When we Were Alone

Residential Schools – A Unit for Primary Grades

Coyote Tales

Follow my blog, Infusing Indigenous Literature, to see how I integrate Indigenous literature in my curriculum throughout the year:

Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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