Teaching History with Life Stories: Integrating Memoir and Testimony from the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools into Your Classroom
This afternoon workshop will be facilitated by staff from The Azrieli Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves and is offered in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Teachers will leave this professional development opportunity with resources and strategies for using personal testimonies to teach about the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Looking at these two histories together provides insight into how to bring each historical moment into the classroom with its particular context, while also addressing the universal themes of trauma, suffering, and resilience.
In this session teachers will:
After this workshop you will:
Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
Following the workshop, please join us for a discussion on loss, trauma, and memoirs. You’ll hear from Theodore Fontaine, former chief of the Sagkeeng Ojibway First Nation and survivor of the Fort Alexander and Assiniboia Indian Residential Schools, and Nate Leipciger, a survivor of several Nazi concentration camps and a death march.
This workshop has been made possible in part by The Winnipeg Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation and the Government of Canada.
A light meal will be served between the workshop and evening discussion program.