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Visible Thinking and Breaking Down Stereotypes

November 15, 2015

IMG_6559.JPGOn October 26, grade 10 Drama and grade 12 Religion students fromrosa.jpg St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School delivered a presentation to the grade 3-8 classes at Holy Rosary Catholic School about First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) stereotypes. The St. Theresa students spent 6 weeks participating in a Collaborative Inquiry aimed at deconstructing First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) stereotypes. The inquiry project began with the two groups meeting each other and offering what they thought they knew about FNMI people, culture, and history, and sharing anything that puzzled them about the topic. The St. Theresa students began to wonder "if other students still thought some of these stereotypes were true and how they could ensure that students are informed before they get to secondary school?" This led to a workshop being developed by St. Theresa students for students at Holy Rosary Catholic School, with the goal of starting a conversation about FNMI Cultural, Historical, and Contemporary issues. Students developed workshop activities based around art, media, drama, and language to help students not only make their thinking visible, but to have them provide reasons for their belief.

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