The FNESC/FNSA Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides were developed in response to the call by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for education bodies to develop age-appropriate educational materials about Indian Residential Schools.

While the instructional activities are presented in a structured format, they are intended to be flexible in their use. 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.

The Indian Residential Schools & Reconciliation Gr. 10 Teacher Resource Guide (2015) is designed to help secondary students attain an understanding of the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people over Canada’s history and engage young people to take part in the journey of reconciliation. Although it focuses on grade 10, the guide can be applied to other grade levels and can be used in conjunction with the Indian Residential Schools & Reconciliation Gr. 11/12 Teacher Resource Guide.

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Adaptation Ideas

See FNESC/FNSA Teacher Resource Guides, Units, Lessons, and Activities for Blended or Remote Learning Contexts (Dec. 2020) for adaptation ideas relating to this publication. This guide is designed to identify the units, lessons and/or activities within FNESC/FNSA teacher resource guides that can be most readily adapted for remote or blended learning situations.


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