In 2010-2011 the Legacy of Hope Foundation began developing an education program targeted to Canadian youth aged 11-18. This program is designed to support educators and administrators in raising awareness and teaching about the history and legacy of residential schools – effectively providing practical tools that can be implemented in classrooms. The resulting Edu-Kit and Teacher Bundle products were developed in response to demands from educators for complete in-class resources, and serve as an entry point to the subject of the Residential School System in Canada.
The Edu-Kit comprises a small-scale wall-mounted timeline, videos including Survivor testimonies, and a Teacher’s Guide with six customizable Lesson Plans (12-24 hrs of activities), teacher resources and extension activities.
The Teacher Bundle is a more compact version of the Edu-kit and contains the same teacher’s guide and DVD and also includes a timeline in booklet format.