Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Stolen Lives: Online course for OECTA members

Do you teach about residential schools to students in Grades 6 – 12? This course may be of interest to you.

Facing History and Ourselves has created this course, which enables participants to explore the history of Canada’s Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long-lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities. Participants will also look at the historical roots and the legacies that followed while examining the apologies given by government and churches, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the charge of genocide. All these elements will be used to help participants connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make.

When: January 28 – March 11, 2020

The course will span six weeks with new sessions each week. The sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday Feb 3, 7 -8:15pm, Opening and Framing the Course
  • Wednesday Feb 17, 7 - 8:15pm, (optional) Unpacking and Going Deeper on the Indian Act
  • Wednesday March 3, 7 - 8:30pm Survivor sharing
  • Wednesday March 10, 7 -8:15pm, Reconciliation, Application and Closing the Course

Participants can expect up to four hours of work per week – 60 – 75 minutes of live virtual learning, and three hours of self-paced asynchronous learning, with facilitated online discussions.

Cost: this course is free for OECTA members

Registration: Participation is limited to 50 OECTA members and spaces will be filled on a first-come basis.

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