Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resource Guides Workshop (Elementary & Secondary)
February 23, 2018, Vancouver
This workshop is designed to support educators to teach about residential schools in well-informed, respectful and appropriate ways. Participants will explore the Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides published by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association, which introduce students to the historical context of residential schools and the principles of reconciliation. These materials engage students with age-appropriate literature, archival documents, and video resources. The materials were piloted throughout BC and are consistent with BC curriculum learning standards.
Both the elementary (Grade 5) and secondary (Grades 10-12) resources will be introduced. Over the course of the event, educators will engage in discussions with colleagues and participate in hands-on activities that they can use in the classroom. Participants will receive a hardcopy of the resources, which are also available as free downloads. Related literature resources will also be on display.