The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto recently released a list of teacher resources relating to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
This list compliments the residential school resource list previously compiled by OISE. The residential school resource list includes suggestions of books, videos, websites, and news articles for a variety of ages.
The newly developed reconciliation resource list is divided into three sections: articles, reports, and education resources. It includes background information on the TRC, cultural genocide information, youth voices on reconciliation, and suggestions of classroom activities. The bulk of the information is geared toward high school and upper elementary school grades.
Educators planning activities around reconciliation might find the Kitchen Table Dialogue Guide, Community Action Tool Kit, and Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop Guide particularly useful.
The complete reconciliation resource list can be found by clicking here.
The Native Studies class at Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School in Ottawa again participated in the Project of Heart, decorating tiles to commemorate the Residential School victims and survivors. With the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Comission Report, this year’s class has been particularly focused on the legacy of the Residential School system, and along with the tiles wrote letters to the Federal Government encouraging action on a number of Aboriginal Issues.
The teacher, Michael Bernards, has done Project of Heart now for 6 consecutive years. Congratulations Lester B. Pearson!