Lesson 3: Reading and Understanding “‘We became invisible minorities’: Childhood Development and the Government as Parent”
By: Doriane Ossene
Doriane’s background includes education in France and learning a lot about Canada through her studies at York University in International Studies and Canadian studies, which she will be graduating from in 2023. She is passionate about stories people don’t know about and loves making them known. Her dream is to work in a field that supports underrepresented communities, in Canada and around the world.
This lesson supports reading and understanding the article “’We became invisible minorities’: Childhood Development and the Government as Parent,” the third article in Émilie Lebel’s series. The activities included can be used in the context of history, social studies, physical education, and/or interdisciplinary studies courses at the high school level.
This lesson’s learning goals are for students to:
- understand the Sixties Scoop,
- understand the connection between the Sixties Scoop and the government’s failure to support early childhood development in Indigenous communities,
- understand how the Sixties Scoop affected the presence and visibility of Indigenous populations, and
- explain events and their consequences through acquired knowledge.