This Governmental Apology for the Aboriginal Experience—Canadian and World Studies lesson plan also includes:
What constitutes an effective apology? After considering a series of scenarios, class members develop criteria for an effective apology and then use these indicators to evaluate Canada's Prime Minister Harper's apology to former students for their treatment in the Indian Residential Schools System.
- Have individuals investigate other instances of immigrant groups using schools to eradicate native cultures
- Although the resource focuses on Canadian history, the concepts are applicable to US Indian Schools as well
- To provide for differentiated instruction, two versions of the speech—one with simplified vocabulary—are included in the resource packet