Inclusion Canada, People First of Canada, and Community Living Ontario have worked together to make a digital interactive curriculum for youth. The curriculum draws attention to the different ways people who have an intellectual disability have been institutionalized in Canada-in both the past and the present. The six modules are geared towards a grade 10 classroom but are relevant for anyone looking to dive into the topic.
There are over 30 video segments that follow the story of Nicole, a young Canadian searching for the truths about institutionalization in Canada. On her journey, she meets survivors, family members, allies, experts, decision-makers, and other youth. You will travel the learning journey through her eyes.
Two guidebooks are included with the modules – one for educators and one for youth. Educators will be provided with detailed lesson plans for each module and instructions for teaching the historical inquiry process. Youth will receive instructions to follow as they explore each module along with activities and discussion topics that will help them think deeply about the content.
Below, you can explore the topics covered in each module. Pre-register to gain early access to the curriculum and to be invited to the launch event!
Module 1: A Hidden Truth in Canadian History
Module 2: The Power of Perceptions
Module 3: Institution Watch
Module 4: O Canada! When will we be free?
Module 5: Understanding Patterns of Segregation
Module 6: Youth Take Charge