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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In this lesson, students learn about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to commemorate the experience of Canada’s residential school survivors. Students learn related vocabulary, practice parts of speech, and discuss the implications of this dark period of Canadian history.

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Vocabulary
  • reconciliation
  • commemorate
  • residential school
  • fund
  • assimilate
  • dominant
  • abusive
  • possession
  • trauma
  • awareness
Grammar
  • parts of speech
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Parts of Speech(Reference)
  • Name the Part of Speech(Type in the Blanks)
  • Changing the Word Forms(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)