Orange Shirt Day

This collection of resources can be used to support Orange Shirt Day in your classroom and school. 

Be sure to also look at our Reconciliation Collection  and FNME Hub for more resources. 

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Education for Reconciliation Action Toolkit (pdf) (2015)
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"This action toolkit contains a variety of resources:

*Short sample introductions to use during announcement time, at a display table or in one-on-one conversations
*A two-hour workshop to introduce your community to the campaign
*Winds of Change Series (If you have a full day or 3 sessions)"

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Subject:
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kairos Canada
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Orange Shirt Day Gr. 5 to 7 - Building Bridges - by building understanding through current events
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Level 1 - Grade 5-7

Learning Outcomes: • I can articulate the purpose of Orange Shirt Day, and how symbols and testimony work to encourage social change. • I can articulate the history of residential schools in Canada and the ongoing intergenerational impact on Indigenous communities.

Essential Questions: • What does Orange Shirt Day symbolize? • What is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission? • What is the work of reconciliation, and what does it mean to you?

Subject:
Education
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Orange Shirt Day
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Orange Shirt Day Gr. 8 to 10 - Building Bridges - by building understanding through current events
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Learning Outcomes: • I can articulate the purpose of Orange Shirt Day, and how symbols and testimony work to encourage social change. • I can articulate the history of residential schools in Canada and the ongoing inter-generational impact on Indigenous communities.

Essential Questions: • What does Orange Shirt Day symbolize? • What is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission? • What is the work of reconciliation, and what does it mean to you?

Subject:
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Orange Shirt Day
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Orange Shirt Day Playlist from The National Film Board
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
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5 Films...

"Orange Shirt Day was launched in 2013 to call attention to 165 years of residential school experiences (1831-1996). For residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad, the severing of the threads connecting her to family, community, and culture began in 1973, when the beautiful orange shirt she wore to her first day of school was stripped from her and never seen again. The removal of the orange shirt was the first of a series of destructive methods enforced to deplete her sense of self-worth, erase her culture, and suppress her spirit. Her story is just one of the experiences described by countless survivors, but many others did not live to tell their own story. Intergenerational experiences rooted in the trauma inflicted through residential schools and other forced-assimilation policies continue to ripple through communities today...."

Subject:
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
NFB
Date Added:
09/22/2020
Residential Schools & Reconciliation - Teacher Resource Guide - Grade 10
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This resource examines:
*The purpose of residential schools
*The assaults and their legacy
*Resistance and change
*Action for reconciliation
*Case studies
*Resources

Subject:
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
First Nations Education Steering Committee
Orange Shirt Day
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Residential Schools & Reconciliation - Teacher Resource Guide - Grade 5
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This resource examines:

*Learning and relationship with the land
*What were Indian residential schools?
*The Indian residential school experience
*The healing journey
*Resources

Subject:
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
First Nations Education Steering Committee
Orange Shirt Day
Date Added:
09/06/2019