Building Bridges

(NEW!) Building Bridges/Bâtir des ponts is a photocopiable current events resource, published in English and French, for students in grades 5 though 7 (Level 1) and grades 8 through 10 (Level 2). This publication aims to build understanding of current events that impact Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians.

Each issue of Building Bridges features one news story paired with a background article that explains the context or related history. The articles are embedded in a sequence of discussion-focussed lessons that are consistent with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and encourage students to adopt a respectful, reflective, empathetic, and inquiring frame of mind.

Published five times per school year, Building Bridges is available at a cost of $120 per year.* Subscribers receive one copy of each issue which they may copy for use by all teachers and students within one school.

Subscriptions are delivered by first class mail, or via Internet download. Subscribers ordering the electronic version of our publications receive an email notifying them when a new issue has been posted and providing them with a password to download the PDF file from our website.

*LesPlan is offering the inaugural issue of Building Bridges free, so the cost for a full-year subscription for 2018-2019 is just $96 (a $24 savings).

I encourage all Social Studies teachers to make this a regular part of their curriculum.

M. Froment, teacher of grades 6-8, Morinville, AB