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Lesson Plan October 20, 2016

Reporting on Cultural Genocide and the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools



Warm-up: What images and stories stick with you from the piece?

Analyzing the Reporting: Analyze images from Signs of Your Identity and explore the lasting impacts of government-mandated residential schools for Native Americans in the U.S. and First Nations children in Canada. 

Extension Activities: 

1. Exploring Steps for Reconciliation: Research and write a letter proposing an action that should be taken to reach a need outlined by survivors of residential schools and their families

2. Making Local Connections: Embark on a research project, conduct interviews, and using a photo-blending app create a portrait of your interview subject




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