Class of printers with their instructor at Regina Indian Industrial School, c. 1896-97

PAS Photo R-A1877-1

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Curriculum Objective

IN8.1: Investigate the meaning of culture and the origins of Canadian culture diversity.

Citizenship Education Enquiry:

Life Long Learning Citizens 8:  What responsibilities does living in a multi-cultural society place on your identity?  On your citizenship? (LLC8, pp. 9-15)

Treaty Education Outcomes:

SI8: Spirit & Intent of Treaties:  Assess the impact residential schools have on First Nations communities.

Historical Thinking Concepts:

Evidence:  How do we know what we know about the past?

Guidepost 1:  History is interpretation based on inferences made from primary sources. 

Guidepost 2:  Asking good questions about a source can turn it into evidence.

Guidepost 5: Inferences made from a source can never stand alone. They should always be corroborated -- checked against other sources (primary or secondary).

From The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts by Peter Seixas and Tom Morton (Toronto: Nelson Education, 2013)