The LHF has many bilingual resources available to educators, students, and researchers. They range from a DVD focussing on various aspects of residential schools to a full curriculum package consisting of six complete lesson plans with resources. The LHF specializes in creating curriculum on the history and legacies of the Residential School System. Our materials present the general history of the System in 100 Years of Loss, and also explore the specific experiences of Inuit and Métis students.
The LHF also has a full suite of workshop guides providing culturally-infused activities relating to aspects of the Residential School System. We provide in-service training to educators and facilitate workshops for schools and other organizations.
100 Years of Loss: the Residential School System in Canada
This bilingual program is designed to support educators and administrators in raising awareness and teaching about the history and legacy of residential schools – effectively providing practical tools that can be implemented in classrooms. These products come in response to demands from educators for complete in-class resources, and serve as an entry point to both the subject matter and to existing resources currently available at wherearethechildren.ca
While the LHF and its partners are engaged in efforts at the provincial/territorial level to facilitate the development of curriculum on the history and legacy of residential schools across Canada, these products serve the immediate needs of educators.
In 2011, the LHF introduced its very successful Edu-Kit. High production and shipping costs have compelled us to transfer the content into a smaller and more economical model, the Teacher’s Bundle. It contains the same teacher’s guide and DVD, as well as a fold-out printed timeline. The cost of the bundle is $45 which includes shipping. Order the Teacher’s Bundle here.
The following information resources are available to download:
The following workshop manuals are available to download:
Visit the following websites:
For Survivor Testimonies Please visit the websites and links below:
Warning: These videos contain subject matter that may be disturbing to some visitors, particularly Survivors of the Residential School System. Please call the Health Canada 24-Hour National Survivors Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 if you need assistance.
Intergenerational Survivor Testimony
Aboriginal Healing Foundation Research Publications:
With the completion of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation’s mandate in 2014, the LHF became the heir to the AHF’s extensive library of research and publications. A complete inventory of these resources can be found at http://www.ahf.ca/publications
Elementary Curriculum Pilot Project:
Click here to access feedback form for the Elementary Residential School Curriculum Project.