BCTF Workshop Detail
Gladys: The Life of a Child in a BC Residential School
The short life and tragic
death of a BC residential school student
An elementary and middle
school teaching resource
Somebody’s sister … somebody’s auntie … somebody’s daughter …
Designed for the intermediate grades, this teacher and student-friendly, ten-lesson module was written with the New BC Curriculum in mind. While learning about the true-life story of Gladys, a local Aboriginal girl from the Nlaka’pamux Nation in Spuzzum, BC, students are taken on a local, land and place-based journey of inquiry and ethical judgement. Students are encouraged to connect personally to Gladys as they work together to examine and evaluate a wide range of primary and secondary resources. The goal of this session is to provide teachers with the resources, background and support that will prepare them to take their students to a deeper level of truth and reconciliation education.
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