Treaty Education – The Blanket Exercise

During our 3 week block, April and I had the privilege of facilitating The Blanket Exercise for our Grade 8 class. Here is the Lesson Plan we followed, using the suggested resources from the Kairos Canada standard kit.

In particular, starting the lesson with the video, “Justice for Aboriginal Peoples – It’s Time” is a good way to create an atmosphere of somber reflection. This is important, as the blanket exercise portrays a different view of Canadian history than what most Canadians have been taught.