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Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Teacher Resource Guide Grade 10

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Author/Publisher/Website: First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association
Copyright: 2015
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Feb/2016
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: Title
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 10-11
(View recommended grades and subjects) Social Studies

Resource Description

This teacher resource has been developed by FNESC to support understanding of the residential school system and the damage done to First Nations People as a result of it. It contains lesson plans, blackline masters and primary source documents that teachers can use or modify to suit their own classrooms.

CURRICULUM FIT

Does the resource support BC curriculum?
Extensively
This product supports the Core Competencies of the BC curriculum:
Reading
Social Responsibility
Writing
Comments:
The resource includes lesson plans, blackline masters and primary source documents that teachers can use or modify to their own classrooms engaging active learning, a variety of learning styles, group interaction and independent learning, critical thinking skills, and the development of communication skills.

SOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Indigenous Peoples:
The residential school topic can be upsetting, especially to students who have relatives who have been affected. Be certain to ensure students are prepared for some of the topics that are described in the resource
Belief System:
The resource describes how the belief system of First Nations Peoples was under attack by the government.
Socio Economic:
The residential school topic can be upsetting, especially to students who have relatives who have been affected. Be certain to ensure students are prepared for some of the topics that are described in the resource
Violence:
The residential school topic can be upsetting, especially to students who have relatives who have been affected. Be certain to ensure students are prepared for some of the topics that are described in the resource
Ethical:
The residential school topic can be upsetting, especially to students who have relatives who have been affected. Be certain to ensure students are prepared for some of the topics that are described in the resource
Safety:
The residential school topic can be upsetting, especially to students who have relatives who have been affected. Be certain to ensure students are prepared for some of the topics that are described in the resource
Language:
The resource describes how the belief system, including languages of First Nations Peoples, was under attack by the government.
Do the social considerations support, rather than detract from, student learning?
Extensively
Social Considerations Comments:
The resource addresses an important part of our history that students need to be aware of. Seeing the damage done to First Nations People through the residential school system should allow all students to gain a greater understanding of the present situation for First Nations and lead to reconciliation.

GENERAL CONTENT

Content
Should this product be identified as Canadian?
Yes
Is the resource engaging?
Extensively
Is the content current for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content accurate for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content timely and important for student broad understandings?
Extensively
Is the resource an Authentic First Peoples Text?
Yes
Audience:
Is the content appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Extensively
Does the resource provide opportunities for creative and critical thinking?
Extensively
Can the content be differentiated?
Extensively
Can reading level be adjusted?
Not at all or slightly
Is the level of detail appropriate?
Extensively
Is the content of particular interest to male students?
Moderately
Is the content of particular interest to female students?
Moderately
Is the language use appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Extensively
Comments:
The content, especially the primary source documents, can be used by the teacher as materials for their own lessons or with the suggested lesson plans included in the resource

TECHNICAL DESIGN

Does the resource make effective use of the medium?
Moderately
Is the location of illustrations appropriate?
Moderately
Is the resource easy to use?
Extensively
Is the use of font, text size and presentation uniform?
Not at all or slightly
Are extraneous elements/illustrations kept to a minimum?
Moderately
Comments:
The resource is an effective use of the print medium that is clearly organised in convenient sections.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Is the instructional design effective and appropriate for the intended audience?
Moderately
Is the resource suitable for a wide range of learning and teaching styles?
Moderately
Are the instructional elements consistent with the purpose of the resource?
Moderately
Are the concepts clearly explained?
Extensively
Does the progression in learning go from the simple to the complex?
Moderately
Are the content chunking and sequencing appropriate?
Extensively
Does the resource provide multiple strategies to help learners construct meaning?
Moderately
Does the resource support a gradual release of responsibility i.e. explicit instruction, guided practice, independent learning?
Moderately
Does the resource provide varied opportunities to demonstrate learning and extend thinking?
Moderately
Does the resource provide appropriate tools for assessment?
Moderately
Does the resource support the transfer of learning to personal or applied contexts?
Moderately
Comments:
Suggested lessons are in an easy to use print format that is readily adaptable to individual teaching styles and student needs. Learning outcomes are clearly stated. Each lesson identifies and effectively addresses the key concepts. Connections to students’ prior knowledge and life are incorporated in lesson sequencing, and a variety of activities are suggested for each lesson. Suggested assessment activities follow each series of lessons as a summation with blackline masters included.

PROFESSIONAL PRINT

Does the resource support the philosophy and pedagogy of one or more BC curriculum?
Extensively
Does the resource support the development of educators as reflective practitioners?
Extensively
Does the resource provide support for instructional planning?
Moderately
Does the resource support instructional delivery?
Extensively
Does the resource support teachers with practical ideas when attempting change?
Extensively
Is the scope and depth of topics covered consistent with the purpose of the resource?
Extensively
Descriptors:
Cites research base
Gives suggestions of student activities
Has reproducibles (e.g. black line masters).
Contains discussion guide for study groups
Is relevant for secondary
Comments:
The resource is an official publication of First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Readability:
At intended grade level(s)

SUGGESTED CLASSROOM USAGE

Comments:
The resource includes lesson plans, blackline masters and primary source documents. The resource also provides a glossary, resource bibliographies, and catalogues of DIAND files listed according to specific schools.
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