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Project of Heart - Illuminating the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools in BC

This resource is a visual journey to support classroom teachers, post secondary and adult educators to understand and learn about the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools.

Aboriginal Education Program

See the Aboriginal Education Program Page

Timeline

History of Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia

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Gladys We Never Knew

This eBook is intended to be an interactive resource leading educators from the story to the 'back story' utilizing links on each page to offer related resources. Throughout this book you will find Project of Heart tiles with an 'aura' which indicates that this is a link. Click on each of these tiles to find additional resources including films, videos, documents, articles, activities and more.
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Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down

Pre- and post-reading activities to accompany the book, "Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down.

Synopsis: Four young men take a stand against segregation by sitting down at a “whites-only” lunch counter at a Woolworth’s department store in the United States. They light a spark for civil rights and are soon joined by many other people of all races in their protest against racism and segregation, not only at the Woolworth’s lunch counter but on buses and communities throughout the south.

Grade Levels: Grade 4 to Grade 7

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Hastings Park: A Japanese-Canadian Internment Camp Beginning 1942

 
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Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Resources

A complete set of resources designed by educators, for educators to support them in teaching students about disability, accessibility and inclusion.

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Understanding and Challenging Ableism

A complete set of resources designed by educators, for educators to support them in teaching students about disability, accessibility and inclusion.




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Lesson Plan for Fly Away Home

Homelessness is a real problem in every community whether you see it every day or not. This book is an excellent springboard to discuss family and community and responsible citizenship.  

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Lesson Plan for Lily and the Paperman

Walking with her mother on the way home from school one day, Lily runs straight into a gruff and untidy looking man selling papers on the street. 


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Teach Climate Justice

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the BC Teachers’ Federation have teamed up to create free classroom-ready materials that help students engage with the two great inconvenient truths of our time: climate change and rising inequality. And we don’t stop at small-scale personal choices, climate justice looks to how we can re-imagine the systems around us to make a better life for everyone.


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Climate Change Heros

Developed by the Environmental Justice Action Group members of the BCTF Committee for Action on Social Justice, these lessons inspire students from kindergarten through grade 12 to learn more about climate change and take positive action.
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How To Be An Accountable Man

A free resource for young men to explore healthier versions of masculinity. This handbook discusses ways young men can navigate dating ethically, how they can support survivors of sexual assault/abuse, and provides practical tips they can be responsible guardians of safety in public spaces.

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Shaping Healthy Relationships

The Respectful Futures modules focus on helping youth to understand and form respectful relationships. The modules highlight the individual as s/he interacts with others and builds capacity in positive communication, critical thinking, and personal and social identity.
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On a bicycle built for two...

This collection of activities is designed to put students in the position of experiencing an ordinary challenge faced by thousands of workers around the world so that they might develop empathy and a desire to explore potential options.



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Walk a mile in my shoes...

Through researching and presenting information, making comparisons with their own opportunities, critically examining their own perspectives, and reflecting on how it would feel to live in other locations, students will begin to develop empathy with people living in developing countries.
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Lesson Plan for Tango Makes Three

This tale based on a true story about a charming penguin family living in New York City's Central Park Zoo will capture the hearts of penguin lovers everywhere. Roy and Silo, two male penguins, are "a little bit different."

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Examining Homophobia in Sports

This resource was created by CASJ's LGBTQ action group. The discussion, drama, and critical thinking activities in this guide are geared towards all students wishing to examine the role of how gender stereotypes are reinforced through sports in school.



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Acts of Transformation: From war toys to peace art

This classroom, school, or district-wide initiative is a call for children to transform toys of violence and war into art. Written by Sam Fillipoff and Susan Ruzic, this resource looks at how we can create a culture of peace in our schools and communities. 
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Lesson Plan: Media Military Complex

These actives will help students recognize the role of mass media in fostering a culture of fear and the construction of an enemy. 
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Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

This guide supports educators in facilitating discussions about women’s history, the normalization of gender stereotypes, and violence against women.
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Fairy Tales and Gender Roles

Fairy Tales are a wonderful genre to explore how gender has been portrayed historically and in current times. Traditional fairy tales and fractured ones (modern day ones with a twist) allow primary students to think critically about how men and women are portrayed and compare these portrayals to their own families and communities.
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Social Justice Lens

The Social Justice Lens provides a framework to help guide policy, plan actions, and evaluate resources for social change in our union and in our schools It assists us to both zoom in to sharpen our focus, to broaden our perspective, and to develop and expand the scope of our work within the bigger picture.

The lens has four distinct interconnecting filters—access, agency, advocacy, and solidarity action. Each represents an aspect of social justice work, and, while we may focus on one filter at a time, the true potential of these filters lies in engaging with all four simultaneously.