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Journeys

CURRICULUM

Our Journeys curriculum integrates Holocaust Studies, Social Justice, Human Rights, Anti-Bullying culture, Social & Emotional Learning with both provincial and state curriculum requirements for grades 6, 7 and 8 including;

  • Social Sciences

  • History & Geography

  • Language Arts with a strong focus on Media Literacy

  • The Arts

  • Math 
     

Adaptable for ESL learners, exceptional students, grades 4 and 5 and secondary Applied level. Our feature documentary is closed captioned. 

This curriculum is an ideal fit for public schools and private schools with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 

 

Included in the package are recommendations for differentiation to help accommodate higher or lower grades, adjust expectations within the classroom, and come with adaptable assessment rubrics.

 

The importance of Social Justice education, and how it applies to today’s youth only grows more significant as our world changes and we become more globally connected. This presents new implications for our students. 

 

The Journeys approach allows younger students to gain meaningful insight into the tangible effects of prejudice and baseless hatred.

This curriculum;

  • Includes easy to follow lesson plans & handouts

  • Integrates social media and other modern methods that help educators connect to today's youth

  • Covers cross-curricular ministry objectives

  • Expands on relevant topics & values important for the emotional development and overall well-being of today's youth

  • Integrates historical context with current affairs​

WHAT IDEAS & CONCEPTS ARE EXPLORED THROUGHOUT THE JOURNEYS CURRICULUM?

 

The Journeys curriculum fosters introspection, hones leadership skills, and helps students identify their core values, while enhancing their social awareness, and increasing sensitivity toward others.

 

Ideas and concepts explored include:

 

  • Methods for respectful and healthy dialogue

  • Points of view paradox

  • Inside out approach to change

  • Citizenship & digital citizenship

  • Value of home and community

  • Understanding the difference between refugee and immigrant

  • Reasons why someone would leave their home and concerns related to choice

  • History of the Holocaust

  • Ethical leadership, conformity, peer pressure, and the idea of being an up-stander

  • Overview and timeline of Canadian history as it pertains to world cultures seeking refuge

  • A compare and contrast of the Holocaust refugee experience to the experiences of refugees arriving in Canada today

  • Mapping concepts and geography of Central Europe, the World, and Eastern Canada

  • Modes of Travel then and now

  • Overcoming adversity & exploring tools for resilience

  • Famous Canadian refugees that impacted the world

  • Examining the difference between rising from a personal challenge and rising from a challenge inflicted on you

  • Inquiry into family history, history of someone close to you, or a famous immigrant to Canada

  • Understanding Canada’s current immigration and refugee policies in order to break myths and stereotypes around those seeking new lives here

  •  Exploring ways to better support refugees and immigrants

  • Collaborative humanitarian initiative

  • Self reflection and social emotional development

 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS CURRICULUM?

 

  • A link and password for the documentary Margaret and Arthur’s Story (available in closed captioned)

  • Full Lesson plans

  • Handouts, graphic organizers, worksheets and answer keys

  • A glossary of term used throughout the lessons

  • Rubrics for all evaluations

  • A list of recommended resources & FAQs to support further learning about the Holocaust

 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Journeys curriculum is FREE!

We ask that each educator using the curriculum sign this reciprocity agreement , encouraging partnership and engagement in some way.​

Once we receive a signed reciprocity agreement to info@margaretslegacy.com, the curriculum link will be e-mailed within 24 hours.