Indian Residential School Resources (WEBSITE)

The IRSSS’s Education Project was created with support and in conjunction with the community-based Vancouver Foundation. It is designed to help educators teach their students about Indian Residential Schools by developing accurate, balanced, and engaging lesson plans and resources to supplement Social Studies and other course curriculums. Lesson Plans Introduction to teaching residential schools Lesson…

Residential School Lesson Plans Grade 8-12

Residential School Lesson 1 download pdf Residential School Lesson 2 download pdf IRS Colonialism, History and Impacts download PowerPoint SOURCE: Central Okanagan School District

Ancient Villages & Totem Poles of the Nisga’a – Teacher Resources

Grade Levels: 6-9 Materials: Nisga’a Website Activities & Lesson Plans 1. Totem Pole Puzzle Activity: Activity | Lesson Plan 2. Totem Crest and Stories: Activity | Lesson Plan 3. Photo Analyses: Activity | Lesson Plan Learn more about Nisga’a Totem Poles, Worldviews and Clans at: The Nisga’a Arts & Culture website

7 Generations series (Grades 9–12) – Teacher’s Guide

7 Generations* is an epic, four-part graphic novel series that spans three centuries and seven generations. The central character in the series is Edwin. Edwin, an Aboriginal teenager, must learn of his family’s past if he is to have any future. The impact of his journey of discovery, and the revelation that follows, will change…

Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing (257 pg Teacher’s Guide)

Common Threads: Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing The Common Threads resources consist of high quality, classroom-ready resources for Ontario secondary school teachers. The lessons are designed using specific Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations. TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 5. EDUCATOR RESOURCES 8. VIDEO: WAYS OF KNOWING WHO I AM LAND 18….

Lesson Plan: Lubicon Lake Nation

Materials: 1. John Goddard, The Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991), Chapters 1-4. 2. Amnesty International Video titled “Our Land, My People” Length: (70 minutes = 1 hour and 15 minutes) Objective of Lesson: This lesson introduces students to the Lubicon Lake Nation and enables students to understand the contemporary…

Thematic Unit Colonialism and Racism

Overall Objective This theme focuses on Colonialism and Racism. The pain of the past provides strength for the present and wisdom for the future. Films grouped under this theme document the darker moments of the relationship between Aboriginal people and government agencies in Canada. (Note: Many sensitive issues covered in this theme; teacher discretion advised.)…

Aboriginal Bullying Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

Bullying Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers Lesson Plan Goals Time Ages Link LESSON ONE: The Impact of Bullying, Then & Now For students to draw a parallel between the oppressive nature of residential schools and the oppressive nature of bullying. For students to understand the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal communities and bullying…

Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12

Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12 Lesson Plan Subject Description Link Lesson 1: It’s All Part of the Story Language Arts/Theater Storytelling reflects the rich cultural and religious heritage of the generations before us, and it leads us to understand how our past has influenced our present. Use this plan to help students learn…

“Indian Givers” (2012) – Rocketship Productions Documentary (1hr)

“Indian Givers” (2012) is a mixed-art documentary film, produced by the Sarnia/Aamjiwnaang-based Kiijig Collective, made collaboratively by and for Native and non-Native youth, shot and edited by Ian Alexander of Rocketship Productions and SCITS student Sadie Mallon. This 60-minute film invites the audience on a journey with the characters by stepping into their lives as…

waec-teachers – 3. Residential School Resources

waec-teachers – 3. Residential School Resources. Wiki Spaces Aboriginal Education and Curriculum Connections for Winnipeg Adult Education Centre Educators Included are a selection of resources that may be helpful to further include an Aboriginal Perspective into your curriculum and classroom procedures. You’re welcome to Click the Edit tab above and add other resources to this…