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Orange Shirt Day with Courtney Defriend
September 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am PDTFree
“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.
Welcome & Introduction - 5 mins
Author's Presentation - 20 mins
Orange Shirt Day Discussion
Storytime: If Instead of a Person
Spend some time unpacking key lessons
Q & A with the Author - 10 mins
Brief Virtual Classroom & Resource Tour - 5 mins
Wrap up - 5 mins
Virtual Author Visit with Courtney Defriend
Language Arts, Social Studies, Science
Everyone Welcome - Designed for K - Gr 4
Wednesday, September 29 @ 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT
- September 29, 2021
9:30 am - 10:15 am PDT
- Event Category:
- Author Visits