People of all ages, including children, can participate in meaningful reconciliation activities by learning about reconciliation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, learning about the history of Canada from a variety of viewpoints, and learning about fun and engaging ways to get involved. Resources for Junior Grades (Grades 6-10) may include those that teach about Indigenous history and culture, aim to broaden perspectives, and encourage critical thinking.
Here are some activities that would be great for children in the Junior Grades (Grades 6-10) age range:
- Learn about important issues for First Nations children and young people through Caring Society resources including videos.
- Organize a Have a Heart Day party in the classroom.
- Bring teddy bears to school or daycare for a teddy bear tea party for Bear Witness Day.
- Make hearts and plant a heart garden for Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams.
- Create a Shannen's Dream club and participate in annual events like School is a Time for Dreams.
- Host a Reconciliation Ambearssador to learn about and participate in reconciliation for the school year.