Educators learn how to teach Indigenous history

August 10, 2016

Educators from across Ontario recently gathered at Algonquin College to learn about teaching Indigenous and residential school history. The workshop, called “Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools,” is part of the Ontario Teachers' Federation's summer institutes for professional development. Through hands-on activities, teachers learn how to engage students in discussions and lessons about difficult aspects of Canadian Indigenous history. "I think more teachers need to take the time to learn about these issues so that we can get this message out to our students, but also to the other people in our schools and our communities as well,” said one participant.