Unit Plan: Indian Residential Schools
Interdisciplinary / Grade 5
Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
Students will keep considering…
- What is the impact of government policy?
- Students will provide either a written or oral response that address the BIG Idea that Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
- Class discussion
- Teacher check in
- Group work
- Think pair share
- First Nations Education Steering Committee Grade 5 Resource
- 100 Years of Loss
- Truth and Reconciliation Canada
- Aboriginal Worldviews
- Shi shi etko by Nicola Campbell
- Shin Chi’s Canoe by Nicola Campbell
- Project of the HeartSpeaking Our Truth by Monica Gray Smith
- Speaking Our Truth Teachers Guide
- Gladys We Never Knew
- I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis
- First Peoples and European Contact: Pearson Education: Student Resource
- First Peoples and European Contact: Pearson Education: Teacher’s Guide
How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?
- What aspects of the unit went well?
- What did students struggle with?
- What did you struggle with?
- What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
- Were there any unintended outcomes?
- Were students engaged?
Indian Residential Schools
This unit will cover the history of Indian Residential Schools starting with pre-contact of First Peoples in Canada through colonization and moving towards Reconciliation.
Related Big Ideas
The Big Ideas consist of generalizations and principles and the key concepts important in an area of learning. The Big Ideas represent what students will understand at the completion of the curriculum for their grade. They are intended to endure beyond a single grade and contribute to future understanding.
The set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media
The knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development
The set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society
Curricular Competencies & Content
Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the “Do” in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the thinking, communicating, and personal and social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.