While teaching a Western Civilization course to high school students, I found a unique opportunity to introduce the topic of critical thinking along with the subject matter.
In honour of Asian American Heritage month, which is celebrated every May, I tasked the students in my three Asian American Literature classes with a special project.
As an educator in Canada, whose homeland has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples long before me, I have the opportunity and responsibility to teach this history to my students.
Students often display a morbid curiosity that I feel I cannot ignore, but can I lean into it? Can I use this fascination in a way that engages students, but also humanizes them?
This collaboration between the Library Learning Commons, a grade 9 math teacher, and Indigenous Education blossomed into a beautiful place-conscious learning opportunity.