Social Studies

Canadian Residential Schools

Residential schools were government+church run boarding schools used as destructive colonization tools as late as 1996.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I share this important part of Canadian history from my perspective on the BC coast.  My mother's parents came to Canada from Amsterdam and my father's were both born to Ukrainian immigrant families in Alberta.  All four of my grandparents made their way to the Pacific coast to work in the pulp and paper industry.  The paper mill and hydro damn were built on unceded land taken from the Tla'amin Nation and caused great damage to the landscape. 
I was fortunate to have Tla'amin Language classes offered in my public school, to taste salmon egg soup, and participate in cultural celebrations.   Many of my teachers were survivors of, or impacted by the residential school system.  Tla'amin signed a treaty with the Canadian government in 2016. They are now a self governing nation, rather than being governed by Canada's Indian Act, as many of the indigenous peoples in BC still are. 
Learners will be asked to share a part of their culture with the group during session 3.  Some preparation for the presentation may be required.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There were extreme instances of child abuse inside the residential school system.  We will NOT discuss violence or sexualized violence against children in this class.  
The trauma caused by the enforced policies (family separation, age segregation, etc.) of residential school will be discussed to keep content developmentally / age appropriate.  Please use parental discretion if looking up additional information as there are many YouTube testimonials which contain disturbing content and details about crimes committed against children.  

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ARI Learning
Lives in Canada
Adaptable, Reciprocal, Interactive Learning
449 total reviews
451 completed classes

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