Audrey Scanlan Hannah Clark Emma Howey

Audrey Scanlan Grade: 11 In the future Audrey is considering studying business, law, political science, or a mixture of them all. Through these studies she hopes to see less discrimination in this world, not just regarding gender discrimination, but with one's sexuality, religion & beliefs, likes & dislikes, what you look like or how much money you make. Name: Emma Howey Grade: 11 In the future Emma hopes to study law. She wants to continue to develop her leadership skills and find more ways to utilize those skills outside of the classroom and later on in her life. Hannah Clark Grade: 11 In the future Hannah would like to study Nursing/midwifery. She hopes to continue spreading kindness, no matter how big or small, that will inspire others to do the same.

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Students speak on Canada's dark history, confronting their own biases, and the need for reconciliation

Posted by Audrey Scanlan Hannah Clark Emma Howey on May 15, 2017

By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. Erin Ledlow helped the students in her Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity class make these connections, and incite real change in their thinking by creating a safe space for students to explore the difficult history of Canadian Residential Schools using Facing History pedagogy, Stolen Lives, and inviting survivor Geronimo Henry to help students draw these connections, and reflect on themselves.  The following is an excerpt of an interview from three students who were part of the class and this incredible learning process.
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Topics: Student Voices, Residential Schools, stolen lives, facing history pedagogy

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