Category: 30 mins

Artefact Evaluation: Group Think Tank

Artefact Evaluation: Group Think Tank Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Ask your students to reflect on Margo’s recovery story and collectively make a list of the different tools that Margo found helpful.  Next, have your students brainstorm other practices that would be helpful in the process of recovery and consider how the community, mental …

Artefact Evaluation: Perspective Taking

Artefact Evaluation: Perspective Taking Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Making specific references to events described in the artefacts used in this unit, students take the perspective of a 1981 Greenacres worker, resident or a family member and write a 250-word letter to the Chairman of Metro Toronto (the 1981 equal of today’s mayor) saying …

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons 1

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons – Part 1 Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Students often find policy difficult to understand and can struggle to comprehend how it directly impacts their day-to-day practice.  The short set of historical documents and 2 audio commentaries in Artefacts: Saskatchewan – Self-Guided can help them work these issues.  Shape your …

Artefact Evaluation: Strength Through Storytelling

Artefact Evaluation: Strength Through Storytelling Timing: 30 minutes Mode: In class; Online Strength Through Story-telling   (poetry, spoken word, cartooning) Question Man is really Answer Man, and Shimrat’s story is about finding answers and wellbeing within the self.  In a poem, spoken word or single-frame cartoon, and using the following questions as guides, have students depict …

Artefact Evaluation: Expressing Ideas in Art

Artefact Evaluation: Expressing Ideas in Art Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-Class; Online An art intervention can be an original piece of art or an interaction with art that has been created by another person.  Exploring course content through the production of artistic interventions allows students to process information in a multimodal fashion. Ask students to look …

Artefact Evaluation: Mobile as Metaphor

Artefact Evaluation: MoVay’s Way – Mobile as Metaphor Timing: 30 Minutes, flexible Mode: Online MoVay’s Way is an art intervention, a nuanced call for broader approaches to wellbeing that value the spiritual, the social, and the physical.  MoVay’s creator is focusing on the importance of balance, and this learning activity invites students to consider the …

Artefact Evaluation: Visualizing Colonialism

Evaluate: Ya’Ya Heit – Visualizing Colonialism Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Ask your students to research the concept of distal determinants of health, using all or a portion of Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health or another document. Assign your students to small groups and provide each group with appropriate online or in-class …

Artefact Evaluation: Sterilization Timeline

Artefact Evaluation: Sterilization Timeline Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Use this Sterilization Timeline which tracks national and international events that determined Doreen Befus’ fate. Context is important in appreciating historical events, ideas and practices.  The history of sterilization and eugenics in Alberta, and the story of Doreen’s life,needs to be appreciated as part of …

Artefacts: Self-Guided 2

Artefacts: Self-Guided 2 – Doreen Befus Story Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online It is very difficult to uncover the voices and perspectives of the targets of eugenics legislation, but this set of resources shifts the focus from the political to the personal. A selection of the letters and photographs that Doreen Befus donated to …