Category Archives: Southwest

Leamington educator “feels relief” at finding Project of Heart

Teacher Heather Poublon and her Native Studies students recently dove into Project of Heart to learn more about First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people’s experiences at the Indian Residential Schools. Creativity and excitement were the result in the classroom, as the students persevered in their attempts to get their local Member of Parliament to come to their school to address their concerns.

Here’s Heather in her own words: Continue reading Leamington educator “feels relief” at finding Project of Heart

Georgian Bay Secondary: “Tiles were the highlight!”

The students at Georgian Bay Secondary School, under the leadership of teacher Nancy-Jean Lahn, embarked on a semester-long exploration of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit culture and history. Project of Heart was easily incorporated into the classroom learning as the students commemorated the lives lost at St. Albert IRS in Alberta. Continue reading Georgian Bay Secondary: “Tiles were the highlight!”

Peninsula Shores District School Remembers the Children of Shingwauk and St. Phillips

 

Teacher Timothy Cooper and his Grade 9 Native Studies students from Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton Ontario recently took a plunge into Project of Heart, immersing themselves in new knowledge about the IRS era in Canada. In Cooper’s own words, “I stumbled upon it while watching the CBC’s “8th Fire” television series. The reaction was extraordinary. Without exception, the students were excited and determined to get involved, and I promised them I would investigate the possibility of making our own contribution.” Continue reading Peninsula Shores District School Remembers the Children of Shingwauk and St. Phillips

Arran Tara Elementary remembers the students of St. Albert IRS

Grade 5/6 teacher, Nanci Cameron, delivered Project of Heart to her elementary students in Tara, Ontario with the help of Aboriginal Lead Teacher, Ray Auger. The students commemorated the lives lost at St. Albert Indian Residential School in Alberta.  Nanci states, “We learned so much about the Indian Residential Schools, and the crisis in Attawapiskat, and my students really wanted to help.” Continue reading Arran Tara Elementary remembers the students of St. Albert IRS

Guelph’s John F. Ross C.V.I remembers four residential schools

Colinda Clyne, Head of Special Education at John F. Ross C.V.I. in  Guelph, whole-heartedly embraced Project of Heart along with her students in April of this year. “The students loved this project”, she reported. She later presented it at her region’s Professional Learning Community’s conference as part of the “making connections” segment of the event. Continue reading Guelph’s John F. Ross C.V.I remembers four residential schools

Young learners at Brier Park Public “touched by IRS stories”

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They were as young as Grade 4 but as the above collection of sad faces shows, their emotions were engaged at Brantford’s Brier Park public this spring as teacher Julie Lumax incorporated Project of Heart at her school by commemorating the students who lost their lives at northern Ontario’s Fort William Indian Residential School. Continue reading Young learners at Brier Park Public “touched by IRS stories”