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Orange Shirt Day with Courtney Defriend

September 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am PDT

Free

Event Information & Resources

Author Visit with Linda Grace Smith

Livestream Access

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One Too Many by Linda Grace Smith

The Story: If Instead of a Person

If Instead of A Person imaginatively explores the wisdom to be learned from living as a tree and thoughtfully ponders a tree’s steadfast connection and vital contribution to life on earth.

One Too Many by Linda Grace Smith

Teacher & Parent Resource Package

An entire week of differentiated learning activities, including suggested lesson sequences to help guide your students into a greater understanding of Truth and Reconciliation themes. 

Orange Shirt Day Virtual Classroom

Our Orange Shirt Day Virtual Classroom is filled with learning resources for kids to explore as they learn more about Truth & Reconciliation.

To keep students safe, all YouTube videos are linked through SafeShare which removes advertisements and suggested videos.

Questions for Courtney?

During our visit with Courtney Defriend, we will have some time to ask questions submitted by students.

We recommend brainstorming questions with students and submitting them prior to the event. 

“If instead of a person I were a tree, how would I live differently?”

Our special guest for this event is Coast Salish Author, Courtney Defriend.

Courtney’s book If Instead of a Person, imaginatively explores the wisdom to be learned from living as a tree. It invites readers to become change agents that respect the interconnectedness of nature and humanity. 

During this event, Courtney will be sharing her book with us while integrating themes of Truth and Reconciliation for elementary students 

To honour Orange Shirt Day, Courtney’s book depicts traditional teachings on our connection and similarities to Mother Earth. In the past, Residential Schools did not allow such teachings to be shared with children.

Event Details

K

Welcome & Introduction - 5 mins

K

Author's Presentation - 20 mins

Orange Shirt Day Discussion
Storytime: If Instead of a Person
Spend some time unpacking key lessons

K

Q & A with the Author - 10 mins

K

Brief Virtual Classroom & Resource Tour - 5 mins

K

Wrap up - 5 mins

Author Linda Grace Smith

Virtual Author Visit with Courtney Defriend

Z

Language Arts, Social Studies, Science

Everyone Welcome - Designed for K - Gr 4

Wednesday, September 29 @ 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT

45 minutes

FREE

This event is hosted in partnership with Joyful Learning  and Peppermint Toast Publishing

Details

Date:
September 29, 2021
Time:
9:30 am - 10:15 am PDT
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizers

Simbi
Joyful Learning

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