As we head back to school, it seems timely to share some important resources for generating classroom discussion on Social Justice and Empathy.
Titles cover topics ranging from discrimination, racism, human rights, diversity, gender identity, poverty, religion, refugees, residential schools, the differently abled.
Not an exhaustive list, these print titles are currently available in the Vanier collection. There are also eBooks available via the library catalogue.
Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged – Jody Warner
Giant Steps to Change the World – Spike Lee
I have the Right to be a Child – Alain Serres
Across the Alley- Richard Michelson
The Secret of the Dance- Andrea Spalding
Updated February, 2017.
This document explores how Indigenous resources might support Social Emotional Learning Core Competencies in B.C.’s new curriculum. Focus is on Personal Awareness and Responsibility and Social Responsibility.
Titles were selected as authentic Indigenous sources or are resources selected and shared by the District Aboriginal Department. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but rather to provide a window into how Indigenous titles may be used to reach school-wide SEL goals.
Indigenous perspectives have also been outlined as well as a final section on further supportive digital resources. See also links to resources for discussing Residential Schools and a full list of our Indigenous resources.