Teacher Lisa Howell made the winter term a meaningful one for her students from Pierre Elliott Elementary School in Gatineau. Her class commemorated the children who went away to La Tuque IRS in Quebec, and never made it home. Continue reading Attawapiskat Elder brings Survivor knowledge to Gatineau learners
Jeannie Hunter, vocal instructor at Hillcrest High School in Ottawa, enthusiastically embraced Project of Heart and so did her students. Here is what she had to say: Continue reading Musical Hillcrest High School in Harmony with Project of Heart!
Brad Boucher, Native Studies teacher at St. Pius X HS in Ottawa made history when he requested that a Project of Heart kit be sent to his school this year – it was the beginning of a learning experience that would see his school became the first-ever to complete the Project three years running! Continue reading Third time the charm for Ottawa’s St. Pius X H.S and Project of Heart
This past semester students from Ottawa’s Nepean High School once again participated in Project of Heart, marking the second time in two years their school has partnered with POH. Four Grade 9 Geography classes designed a total of 300 tiles in commemoration of the young lives lost at the Ridgemont Home for Children in Whitehorse and Pine Creek Indian Residential School in Manitoba.
Here’s what teacher Leigh Williamson had to say about the experience: Continue reading Nepean High School takes POH challenge for the second time
In October 2011, Kim Bruton from Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa contacted Project of Heart after hearing an interview regarding the Project on the CBC. It took no time for her to involve her Grade 12 “Canada: History, Identity, and Culture” course. Here’s what some of her students had to say after having completed the five-part education module, which commemorated students who died while attending an IRS, including those who lost their lives at St. Paul’s IRS in Cardston, Alberta: Continue reading CBC alerts Sir Robert Borden teacher to Project of Heart
In the winter of 2011, Mark Buccino from Mother Teresa Catholic High School in Ottawa teamed up with Project of Heart to give his students an experience Buccino says they’ll never forget. In relating his experiences with the grade 11 and 12 Native Studies students, Buccino emphasized the disbelief his students felt upon learning about the abuses endured by so many young aboriginal students. It was not uncommon to witness anger, as the students learned about the Canadian government’s complicity in the crimes committed at these schools. Continue reading Sturgeon Lake and Grouard Indian Residential School commemorated by Ottawa’s Mother Teresa HS
Project of Heart was invited to the University of Ottawa this past week, and made a presentation to a class of teacher candidates enrolled in Dr. Patricia Palulis’ “Holistic and Non-Traditional Approaches to Education” course. Thirty-five keen educators were on hand to hear from Sylvia Smith, coordinator of the project, who explained why it is important for our learners to know about our shared history, and to understand the reasons as to why this history has been marginalized, glossed over, or not taught at all. Continue reading Ottawa U educators commit to “Walking the Talk”
In October of 2011, students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternative School in Ottawa put their books to the side, and instead studied a living history that until then few of them had known anything about. Continue reading Elizabeth Wyn Wood students remember the past, take action in the present
Project of Heart co-presenters Stacy Villeneauve and Laurie Joe joined POH coordinator Sylvia Smith as they introduced POH to University of Ottawa students at the “Developing a Global Perspective for Educators Fall Institute” on October 1st. Continue reading Project of Heart Presents IRS Commemoration Workshop to University of Ottawa Education students
The department of Curriculum and Instruction and the School of Education and Professional Studies at the State University of Potsdam, NY, invited Project of Heart to their satellite campus at Dominican University College (Ottawa) to deliver a hands-on, interactive session. Under the guidance of Professor Shelley Jones, elementary school teacher Lynn Rainboth, shared her experiences with the Masters of Science in Teaching (Childhood) Program students. Continue reading SUNY Potsdam students experience Project of Heart