for When We Were Alone
by Susy Komishin
Grade: for all teachers
The Parent/Teacher Guide provides ideas for parents and teachers sharing and discussing themes—sometimes difficult ones—that are presented in the story When We Were Alone. With this story, parents and educators can discuss diverse perspectives, experiences, and traditions with young readers that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as human beings and of our relationships with others.
This guide presents:
- Key concepts of residential schools and Indigenous perspectives.
- Ideas to guide student learning.
- Approaches and suggestions that guide the reading.
- Discussion topics and activities to deepen readers’ understanding of the abstract concepts addressed in the story.
- A Cree word list.