Voices of Canadian Lesson Plan Resource

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This free downloadable resource provides lesson plans with interactive activities adaptable for Grades 5-10 on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion by focusing on various aspect of a persons’ identity. 

This document serves as a guide on how to bring topics regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion into the classroom prior to beginning deeper conversations or lessons. See the last page of the document for additional resources. 

The virtual lesson plan materials are hosted in a google drive folder. You can download all lesson plans and activities (with the exception of the jamboards which you need to create a copy of individually) at once.

TO DOWNLOAD ALL THE LESSONS:

  1. Click the link below.
  2. Click the small arrow to the right of the folder name and select ‘Download’ this will create a zipped copy that will download. 
  3. Re-upload the file into your own drive so you will have your own copies.’

TO DOWNLOAD INVIDUAL LESSONS:

Follow the steps above, but scroll down to see the links for the individual lesson folders. 

NOTE: You will not be able to edit the resources at the links provided you will need to download and re-upload to be able to edit. 

For support email info@harmony.ca or call 647-746-0440.

Due to the nature of jamboards you need to make a copy of each individually. There is not a jamboard for each lesson. Scan through the list of lessons below, when you find a jamboard you would like to copy:

  1. Click the button, which will open the jamboard file.
  2. Once in the file click on the three vertical dots on the top right-hand side. 
  3. Select make a copy. 
  4. Find the copy in your drive and make changes, edit, and share with your students. 

Lesson 1: Gender

  • Presentation slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 1 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)
  • Gender Norms Research Assignment (Google Doc/Word)
  • Interactive whiteboard (Jamboard)

Lesson 2: Religion

  • Presentation slides (Google slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 2 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)

Lesson 3: Race

  • Presentation slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 3 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)
  • Assignment 1: What is Missing? (Google Doc/Word)
  • Assignment 2: Looking for Bias (Google Doc/Word)
  • Interactive whiteboard (Jamboard)

Lesson 4: Ability

  • Presentation slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 4 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)
  • Assignment 1: Accessibility in the World (Google Doc/Word)
  • Accessibility checklist (pdf/Google Form)
  • Accessibility Checklist as Google Form (note teachers cannot see responses submitted through this form)
  • Intro Activity whiteboard (Jamboard)

Lesson 5: Mental Health

  • Presentation slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 5 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)
  • Assignment 1: Safe Spaces (Google Doc/Word)

Lesson 6: 2SLGBTQ+

  • Presentation slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 6 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)
  • School Climate Checklist (pdf)
  • School Climate Checklist as Google Form (note teachers cannot see responses submitted through this form)

Lesson 7: Action Planning

  • Presentation slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Lesson 7 section of from the full VCY resource (pdf)
  • SWOT Analysis slides (Google Slides/PowerPoint) 
  • Action Planning Worksheet (pdf/Google Doc/Word)
  • How Inclusive is Your School Checklist (pdf)
  • How Inclusive is Your School as Google Form (note teachers cannot see responses submitted through this form)
  • Interactive whiteboard (Jamboard)

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