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: firstname.lastname@example.org. A Downie Wenjack staff member will connect with you for further details and to help get your information uploaded to our system.
Chanie's Life Journey (Map)
This Story Map chronicles the life of Chanie Wenjack, and engages us in the ongoing conversation about truth and reconciliation.
Ahead by a Century Working Script
Subject: Performance Arts
Owner: S.Garbe, Country Day
Geographic Location: King City, ON
Subject: Social Studies/Social justice
Owner: J. Campbell, Dundas Jr. Public School
Geographic Location: Toronto, ON
Truth & Reconciliation Module
Owner: John Paul II Online Learning Centre
Geographic Location: North Battleford, SK
Secret Path Lesson Plans
Owner: Manitoba Teachers' Society
Geographic Location: Manitoba
Secret Path Lesson Plans & Artwork
Owner: M.Champagne, Trent University School of Education
Geographic Location: Peterborough, ON
Secret Path Junior High Lesson Plans