In October 2016, Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire formally launched the Secret Path, a book and CD which chronicles the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old boy who died after running away from Residential school in the 1960s.
As part of our ongoing commitment to engage teachers in reconciliation work, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society recently assembled a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous teachers from across the province to discuss and explore the Secret Path and to create lesson and unit plans to support the use of this resource for the teaching about Residential schools in Manitoba classrooms.
The culmination of the discussions and work of this tremendous group of teachers is found here. We want to hear from other teachers who are willing to share lessons or unit plans.
If you are interested in submitting materials to the MTS website please contact Sarah Gazan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesson Plans and Resources:
Early Years Lesson Plans
Middle Years Lesson Plans
Senior Years Lesson Plans