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Grade 10-12, Adult
Subject Cross-Curricular
Resource type Activity, Worksheet
Duration 60 minutes

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The BC advocate for children and youth released a biography of 'Paige'--an aboriginal teen in foster care who died of an overdose in Vancouver's impoverished downtown eastside. In this lesson, students--in groups--read a portion of the biography and then share with the class. A worksheet is provided to facilitate the lesson. Students discuss the challenges and solutions to teen issues of poverty, addiction foster care and government policies.
Paige's story - a lesson about a B.C. teen in the DTES

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