It was four years ago that Bernstorff-Gymnasium Satrup (bernstorffgym.de) (Bernstorff High School) in Flensburg, north Germany, did a complete unit on Canada in their Grade 12 English class.
The teacher, Miriam Bobzien, is an experienced and fluent English speaker who was tasked with preparing this class to write their “Abitur”, an examination students must take if they wish to go to University. Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The German edition
Last week the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States chose Project of Heart, along with two other stellar Indian Residential School projects, to feature in an exhibit showcasing educational initiatives that challenge historically inaccurate “official” curricula that misrepresent the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. The launch the exhibit, Charlene Bearhead (10th row down, ride side) Education Lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and National Co-Director of Project of Heart, spoke on what Canadian students are doing to set the historical record straight.
The exhibit is to be displayed for 3 weeks — enough time to allow delegates a truthful glimpse into Canada’s shameful genocidal history and what young people are doing to turn it around.