Learning 

Lesson Plan Templates

Secret Path has had a tremendous impact on Canadians in learning more about the impact of Residential Schools and treatment of Indigenous people.  

To kick off our learning journey together on the Secret Path, 31 educators and education partners representing every part of the country came together with the Secret Path team in October 2016.  These key educators returned to their home regions to collaborate with survivors, families and communities to develop Secret Path focused lesson plans, modules and projects.  

Since the launch of Secret Path on October 18, 2016, educators, community members, and parents have been reaching out to us to share how they have been using the Secret Path, and Chanie’s story, to teach others about the true history of Indigenous People in Canada.  

Explore the resources featured here that have been shared for you to use in your classrooms and communities and to inspire you to create and share lessons from your territory.


Send us Your Secret Path

Do you have a Secret Path learning resource that you’d like to share with us and others?   

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund is always interested in hearing how Secret Path has been used in classroom, communities and living rooms.  

To send us your lesson plans or details on how you’ve used Secret Path to educate on reconciliation in Canada, email: staff@downiewenjack.ca. A Downie Wenjack staff member will connect with you for further details and to help get your information uploaded to our system.  

 

Ahead by a Century Working Script

Ahead by a Century Working Script

 

Subject: Performance Arts

Owner: S.Garbe, Country Day
School

Geographic Location: King City, ON

Grade: Various

Secret Path

Secret Path

 

Subject: Social Studies/Social justice

Owner: J. Campbell, Dundas Jr. Public School

Geographic Location: Toronto, ON

Grade: 5

Truth & Reconciliation Module

Truth and Reconciliation Learning Module: ELA 10

Subject: Various 

Owner: John Paul II Online Learning Centre

Geographic Location: North Battleford, SK

Grade: Various

 

Secret Path Lesson Plans

Secret Path Lesson Plans

 

Subject: Various

Owner: Manitoba Teachers' Society

Geographic Location: Manitoba

Grade: Various

Secret Path Lesson Plans & Artwork

Secret Path Lesson Plans & Artwork

 

Subject: Various

Owner: M.Champagne, Trent University School of Education

Geographic Location: Peterborough, ON

Grade: Junior

Secret Path Junior High Lesson Plans

Secret Path Junior High Lesson Plans

 

Subject: Various

Owner: A. Ambrozy, Edmonton Public Schools

Geographic Location: Edmonton, AB

Grade: Junior High