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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection

Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams

Author/Publisher/Website: Blackstock, C.
Copyright: 2018
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Apr/2020
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781775191421
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 2-5
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Resource Description

Spirit Bear learns about traditional community-based Indigenous education, how that changed with the introduction of residential schools, and funding and safety concerns today in First Nations schools. This engaging Canadian resource introduces students to difficult concepts, including residential schools, the impact of government policies on Indigenous people, the concept of redress for historical societal wrongs, and how children can become agents of change. The cartoon-style narrator helps children engage with the serious content. Teachers are advised to supplement with other resources and discussion to provide a more multi-dimensional approach. Log in to read the full review.