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Paige's story - a lesson about a B.C. teen in the DTES

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
12
Adult
Submitted By
Janet Mary Nicol - 3 years ago
Description
The BC advocate for children and youth released a…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
12
Adult
Submitted By
Janet Mary Nicol - 3 years ago
Description
The BC advocate for children and youth released a biography of "Paige"--an aboriginal teen in foster care who died of an overdose in Vancouver's impoverished downtown eastside. In this lesson, students--in groups--read a portion of the biography and then share with the class. A worksheet is provided to facilitate the lesson. Students discuss the challenges and solutions to teen issues of poverty, addiction foster care and government policies.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Social Studies
Law
History
Psychology
Keywords
teen poverty
teen addiction
downtown eastside
aboriginal issues
Learning Standards
Reading and discussion of a social justice issue.
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 18, 2015