Governmental Apology for the Aboriginal Experience—Canadian and World Studies

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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 young scholars for their treatment in the Indian Residential Schools System.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals investigate other instances of immigrant groups using schools to eradicate native cultures
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the resource focuses on Canadian history, the concepts are applicable to US Indian Schools as well
Pros

  • To provide for differentiated instruction, two versions of the speech—one with simplified vocabulary—are included in the resource packet
Cons

  • None