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Choose Your Voice - free, online, bilingual humanities teaching resource

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Submitted By
VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Choose Your Voice comprised of four action-packed…
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VoicesintoAction - one year ago
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Choose Your Voice comprised of four action-packed units that comprehensively explore prejudice, stereotypes and historical oppression. Students will learn from a variety of media, lessons, activities and discussions, with opportunities to brainstorm, share and compare, participate in class discussions and create graphic organizers. In original five-minute documentary videos, narratives of historical events are described first-hand by survivors. Written by teachers for teachers, the lessons that follow are easy to use, thought-provoking and powerful. Minority groups such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and First Nations are represented in the resource to offer students a wide range of perspectives and well-rounded education on the topics presented. Students are encouraged to speak up against all injustices and not be bystanders.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Keywords
racism
oppression
genocide
Indigenous
Holocaust
URLs
http://www.chooseyourvoice.ca
Learning Standards
ERAC approved resource teaches about discrimination, racism, historical oppression, and heroism. Using videos, lesson plans, and activities teachers can use all 4 chapters and fulfill many of the curriculum requirements for social studies and English.
Duration
30-60 minutes over a few days
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 22, 2017
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Secret Path- Gord Downie (resource and literacy centers)

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KColonna - 2 years ago
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"Secret Path" was written by Gord Downie and illu…
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KColonna - 2 years ago
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"Secret Path" was written by Gord Downie and illustrated by Jeff Lemire and illustrates the hardship and history of residential schooling in Canada . This book was inspired by an Anishinaabe boy named Chanie Wenjack who ran away from his residential school in 1966 and died on the way to his home with the Marten Falls First Nation. The story is a graphic novel accompanied by a soundtrack written by Downie, and was released in October of 2016. The release of the book was followed by an hour long special on CBC that tells the story in animation with the soundtrack. All of the proceeds from the book, album, and performance will go to the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation. Here are some ideas for centers/stations that could compliment the use of Secret Path as a resource in text, soundtrack and film forms. The book has immense possibilities and because of its graphic novel form it could be adapted to suit the needs (and appropriateness) of a variety of grades and subjects.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Aboriginal Education
graphic novel
video resource
URLs
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/secretpath/gord-downie-s-secret-path-airs-on-cbc-october-23-1.3802197
Learning Standards
Meets curricular competencies for language arts and social studies as a literacy resource for a variety of grades as it is a graphic novel.
Duration
60 Minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 17, 2017
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Won Alexander Cumyow: Working People: A History of Labour in BC- Labour History Project Lesson Materials 6

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Labour History Project - 4 years ago
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Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won …
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Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won Alexander Cumyow" from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the prejudices and racism experienced by Chinese Canadians in the late 19th-early 20th century. Trained as a lawyer but unable to practice law, Won Alexander Cumyow becomes an advocate for the rights of Chinese immigrants in British Columbia. This material can also be used as a background resource for the topic of the Head Tax and the Asiatic Exclusion laws in early 20th Century Canada found in the Social Studies 11 course. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Chinese Canadians
immigration
minority rights
voting rights
1907 Riots
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 curriculum. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “skills and processes of social studies”. Aspects of “Identity, Society and Culture” are addressed in the materials including gender roles, ethnicity and daily life of Chinese immigrants in early British Columbia. Additionally the limitations and advancements in democratic principles are explored in this lesson. In Social Studies 11 for the Politics and Government learning outcome, students can examine how Canadians can effect change at the federal and provincial levels. Under the society and Identity learning outcome students will also be able to assess the development and impact of Canadian social policies and programs related to immigration and minority rights.
Duration
Varies from 15 minutes to 75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 8, 2014