The Surviving the City Teacher Guide provides support for teachers addressing sensitive topics in the classroom (such as racism, caregiver illness, the child welfare system, residential schools, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and Two-Spirit People) when reading the graphic novels in the Surviving the City series. This teacher guide is meant to be a no-prep resource for educators to use either for individual stand-alone lessons or as a complete unit plan. In this teacher guide,
- Students will be learning about, exploring, researching, and presenting on essential themes that arise in the graphic novel.
- The lesson plans are formatted using the Activate, Acquire, Apply, and Assess (AAAA) format for ease-of-use.
- Activities throughout the lessons infuse Indigenous pedagogical practice.
This teacher guide is best suited for use in grades 9–12 classrooms such as Grades 9–12 English, Grade 12 Global Issues, and Grade 12 Current Topics in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies.
Please note: This guide addresses themes and topics from Surviving the City. Most content covered in the guide will apply to From the Roots Up. However, updates to incorporate content specific to From the Roots Up is coming Fall 2021. Sign up to The Exchange eNewsletter for updates.