100 Years of Loss : The Residential School System In Canada
Call Number: 371.9797 ONE 2011
Created by the Legacy of Hope, a non-profit charitable Aboriginal organization in Canada, the 100 Years of Loss Edu-Kit is designed to assist teachers in educating students about the history and the legacy of residential schools. The development of the resource, a first of its kind, grew out of the increasing calls from educators for materials they could use in the classroom to raise awareness and teach students about this important period of Canadian colonial history and the process of reconciliation that lies ahead for all Canadians.
The kit contains a teacher’s guide and six lesson plans that cover the following topics: the Federal Apology; the creation of the schools; identity; a day in the life of a child at residential school; the legacy of the system and the impacts on Aboriginal peoples; and healing and reconciliation. Preceding each lesson plan is a section to assist teachers in preparing for the lesson. Additional materials include a five-banner wall-mounted timeline that can be displayed in the classroom, and a teacher’s resource book and DVD, complete with survivor’s testimonies, images, primary documents, videos, worksheets, glossary of terms, and up to 24 hours of classroom activities. The kit is recommended for students ages 11-18.
Suggested Grade Levels: 6-12 (ages 11-17)