These learning resources are designed to help Grade Ten students attain an understanding of the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aborginal people over Canada’s history. They are for the instruction of youth from all cultural backgrounds, not just Aboriginal students.
While the instructional activities are presented in a structured format, they are intended to be flexible in their use. They allow for the application of both a First Peoples Pedagogy and the changing BC Curriculum.
The activities are designed to be adaptable and flexible. Teachers can follow the sequence of lessons, they can use particular lessons or sections as stand-alone activities, or they can adapt the activities to meet their own curriculum planning requirements and the learning needs of their students.
Find accompanying videos, individual chapters for easy reference, and Blackline Masters.
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Grade 10 Video Resources
Chapters and Blackline Masters
Planning for Instruction
Lesson 1.1: What Were Residential Schools?
Lesson 1.2: Traditional First Nations Societies and Education
Lesson 1.3: Why Were Residential Schools Imposed?
Lesson 1.4: Why Study Residential Schools?
Part One Blackline Masters
BM 1 Activity 1.1.1 What Do You Know About Indian Residential Schools?
BM 2 Activity 1.1.3 British Columbia Indian Residential Schools
BM 2A Activity 1.1.3 map key
BM 3 Activity 1.3.1 The Problem with Day Schools
BM 4 Activity 1.3.3 The Goals of Indian Residential Schools
BM 5 Activity 1.3.4 The Indian Act
BM 6 Activity 1.3.4 Consequences of Colonization
BM 7 Activity 1.4.3 The Story of Residential Schools
Lesson 2.1: Defining Assault
Lesson 2.2: Life in the Residential School
Lesson 2.3: Impacts on Family and Community
Part Two Blackline Masters
BM 8 Activity 2.1.1 TRC Interim Report Conclusions
BM 9 Activity 2.3.3 Intergenerational Impacts of IRS
Lesson 3.1: Ongoing Resistance
Lesson 3.2: Recognition of Failure
Lesson 3.3: Road to Reconciliation
Case Studies Activity 3.1
Case Study 1 Student Protests – Running Away
Case Study 2 Haisla Parents Protest, Kitamaat 1922
Part Three Blackline Masters
BM 10 Activity 3.2.1 Early Warnings: Elizabeth Shaw’s Letter
BM 11 Activity 3.3.1 The Road To Reconciliation
BM 11 Activity 3.3.1 The Road To Reconciliation background
BM 12 Activity 3.3.2 The Road To Reconciliation Timeline
Lesson 4.1: What is Reconciliation?
Lesson 4.2: Why Does it Matter?
Lesson 4.3: Taking Action
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