Teachers/Links

TEACHERS can connect to the  EDUCATOR’S GUIDE  for curriculum-based support.

This document will help educators of all levels use www.garnetsjourney in the classroom, as an oral history digital tool that helps everyone better understand the effects of the Indian Residential School system. Completed in 2020 by Ontario teacher Stephanie Lett, it builds on the first guide originally developed by Deirdre Buckley-Mckie, a teacher who worked for the Ottawa-Carleton District School board.

The Educator’s Guide provides:

  • An introduction to Garnet Angeconeb, the website and to each video on the site
  • Material based on current curricula from grade five up to post-secondary subjects
  • Lesson plans including background information, summaries of each video, discussion questions, terms to know, and research and inquiry suggestions
  • Helpful tips on incorporating storytelling into an educational context
  • Suggestions on moving from Awareness to Action in Reconciliation initiatives
  • Classroom-ready assessments to assist educators

We depend on you, the educators, to let us know if we could do anything else to help you in your classroom. If you have ideas, concerns, or suggestions,  please contact us at garnetsjourney@gmail.com.

OTHER DOCUMENTS AND LINKS FOR EDUCATORS:

HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDER We know Garnet’s story occurred in the context of a broad policy of colonization in Canada. This backgrounder helps place his experience in the political, social and economic forces before, during and since his time at residential school.

GLOSSARY Definitions and terms that may help in understanding historical and contemporary concepts surrounding the Indian Residential School system.

LINKS: All suggested links –  websites, books, films – and other resource material recommended on this site, are offered to assist our visitors in finding more information about the Indian Residential School system, and the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. We provide them in the spirit of education, with no political association or motive. If you have suggestions that should be on this page, please email them to us at garnetsjourney@gmail.com.

MUSICIANS FROM “GARNET, FULL CIRCLE”

RECONCILIATION RESOURCES

WEBSITES

FILMS AND VIDEOS

BOOKS