For the past nine years, Grade 6 students in Saskatoon, SK, have applied for a coveted program that sees them learning and growing with elders on a daily basis.
For many newcomers to Canada, their first impression of the First Peoples of Canada often comes in the form of an outdated study guide for the citizenship test.
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?
Getting students to understand the role the UN plays in the world is one step. Teaching its history and the role that Canada has played can be a much more complicated endeavour.
It isn’t easy to teach the history of homosexuality in Canada. We interviewed three gay men who were there and remember what it was like growing up before Decriminalization.