Category: 45 mins

Artefact Evaluation: Unorthodox Alliances

Artefact Evaluation: Unorthodox Alliances Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online The early MPA (Mental Patients Association) has a well-deserved reputation for radicalism, but in this exhibit scholars Geertje Boschma, Megan Davies and Marina Morrow explore how MPA worked simultaneously alongside and in opposition to mainstream mental health.  This process interrupted existing power relationships and the …

Artefact Evaluation: 3 Plays

Artefact Evaluation: 3 Plays Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Have students read and act out their play scripts. Online, students can listen to the audio recordings of the plays prepared by Branwen Willow and Cat Omura. Use the questions below, which were carefully developed by these community experts, to generate class discussion about the …

Artefacts: Designing Dementia Care – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Designing Dementia Care – Self-Guided Timing: 65 Minutes  Mode: In-class, Online The video footage, audio excerpts and historical photographs and documents in this unit take learners within the walls of Ontario first purpose-built dementia care facility in the late twentieth century.  These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or …

Artefacts: Toronto – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Toronto – Self-Guided Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The following texts and sets of audio commentaries and primary historical documents allow students to investigate the ideas and policies behind deinstitutionalization in Ontario, with a particular focus on Toronto. These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or online discussion …

Artefact Evaluation: 1 Document + 1 Photo

Artefact Evaluation: 1 Document + 1 Photo Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Have students read Making Madness Political at home and bring to the class 1 document and 1 photograph from Reville’s scrapbook that illustrate his evolution from patient to activist and advocate.  Students present their documents in small discussion groups or through using the …

Artefact Evaluation: Visualizing Ideas

Artefact Evaluation: Visualizing Ideas Timing: 45 Minutes, flexible Mode: In-class; Online Use the Learning Lens and Artefacts in Context sections to introduce this component to your students and to discuss the difference between advocacy and activism.  Then have students view the Toronto Activists video either in-class or online, instructing them to watch it purposefully for …

Artefact Evaluation: Movie-Making

Artefact Evaluation: Movie Making – Thinking about Process Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Inmates filmmakers Lanny Beckman and Megan Davies wrote a book chapter about the process of creating the documentary.  Use the following questions as the basis for a written or oral reflection on the book chapter. If students have not had personal …

The Toronto Scene

The Toronto Scene Unit Takeaways Understand that mad activism is a social and cultural movement which fosters positive individual and community identity Appreciate that advocacy and activism function differently to promote social change Artefact This artefact is a fifteen-minute video featuring oral history interviews shot in 2009.  Secondary student Lily Ross-Millard used the footage to …

Artefact Evaluation: Think Piece

Artefact Evaluation: Think Piece in Governmentality Timing: 45 Minutes; Flexible  Mode: In-class; Online Professor Kathy Kendall, the sociologist who discovered the 1940s radio plays, describes them as an example of governmentality, the creation of the ideal Canadian citizen through the guidance of mental health experts and the use of public education. Hear Kendall make these connections. …