Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Thursday, January 05, 2017
School is Out for the Holidays,
But Learning is In.
Article By Ellie Hirsch, Founder, MommyMasters.com
“Like a sponge, children’s brains are always open to absorbing knowledge, even though their school might be closed. If we look hard enough and think outside the box, we will realize that learning opportunities are all around us.”
37 Things Students can do During School Holidays
101 Things to do with Children on Holiday Break
How to Keep Kids Entertained During the Holidays
Educational Websites students can go to:
Gizmos (Math and Science): https://www.explorelearning.com/
Prodigy (Math): https://www.prodigygame.com/
Also see the links under the “Student” Tab.
For those parents / guardians that would like worksheets, here are some Winter Math Packages that can be printed off:
From Bryant Middle School:
- (Grade 7 -8 Math): http://bryant.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2012/12/winter78math.packet1.pdf
- Grade 6-7-8 Reading: http://bryant.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2012/12/winter678readingpacket1.pdf
From the School Board of Miami - Dade County:
- Grade 6-8 Reading:
- Grade 7 Math: http://www.dadeschools.net/winterbreak/pdfs/math/math_gr7.pdf
- Grade 8 Math: http://www.dadeschools.net/winterbreak/pdfs/math/math_gr8.pdf
Monday, January 02, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
STUDENTS WIN HOCKEY GAME!
On Friday, December 16, 2016 the students made history at the "Student versus Teacher Hockey Game!" It came down to the last minute of play in the game when the score was tie. When out of nowhere the students scored on Johnson in net! Making the final score 10 - 9. A huge NYA:WEH goes out to all the community members who helped the teachers fill spots on the team! CONGRATULATIONS to the STUDENTS!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The legacy of residential schools in Canada is recognised as one of the darkest times in history. The purpose of this paper is to explain the effects of residential schools in Canada, and how they impacted indigenous culture. The reason for this paper is my own personal background being indigenous, and having my great grandfather attend the residential school in Brantford entitled the Mohawk Institute, sometimes referred to as the “Mush-hole”.
The residential schools were run by the federal government and church. The first residential school opened in 1879 in Pennsylvania, and the last federally run residential school closed in 1996, in Saskatchewan, which was not that long ago. There were over 150,000 native children who were forced to attend the residential school, and the key purpose of this according to the federal government and church were to assimilate the native children into the western society through civilization, and converting the children to Christianity.
According to some academics, they argue that the schools’ purpose was to eliminate the Indian problem, through assimilation. This resulted in harsh experiences for the native children who suffered various forms of abuse including sexual, emotional, and spiritual abuse. But, equally important, the native children were abused and punished for speaking their native tongue, and practicing their traditional ceremonies, which were not allowed.
The schools themselves were poorly built, and unsanitary. They were filled with numerous amounts of diseases, and rats, which were very unhealthy. As a result of the harsh and abusive experiences, this led to negative consequences when the children returned home to their native communities. The children’s experiences led to loss of culture, language, and most importantly, the loss of cultural identity. This is because they were taught to be ashamed of whom they were.
Consequently, when the children returned to their native communities, there was a disconnection from their cultural identity, because they forgot how to speak their languages, and engage in their traditional ceremonies. However, most importantly, the lasting impacts resulted in intergenerational impacts on the survivors’ families. This led to alcohol dependence, drug abuse, violence, and many other behaviours to try to rid the pain they suffered.
Recently, many native communities have started to revitalize, or bring back, their traditional ceremonies and languages, through resistance and treatment options. This demonstrates the strength and determination of native communities to sustain and revitalize their culture and native languages through resistance and treatment practices, by incorporating native medicines, or ways of knowing, to help heal those in pain and suffering.
Lastly, as a summary of what I have discussed throughout this paper, the impacts of residential schools in Canada on native culture were; the intention of assimilation, harsh experiences, lasting impacts of the negative outcomes, and finally; survivors and families taking action, revitalizing native languages and culture. In conclusion, I leave you with this final thought; the use of residential schools in Canada did NOT eradicate the indigenous culture.
Nya:wen. Thank you.
My topic discusses the legacy of residential schools in Canada and how it impacted indigenous culture. The purpose of this paper is to explain the intergenerational impacts of residential schools on many families today. The reason why I chose this topic is because my great grandfather attended the residential school in Brantford, ON. His resiliency and determination to escape/overcome the negative experiences of residential schools led him to become the first native lawyer in Canada. Due to his resiliency; I wanted to discuss the positive changes of bringing back languages and cultural knowledge to many native communities. Personally, I wanted to express my thoughts and personal knowledge from family to present to my class of the harsh experiences that many native children had to endure.