This project was created to support specific cross-curricular objectives between the Grade 11 English Language Arts and Canadian History courses. The learning activity had learners read Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road in ELA while looking at the colonial, imperial, and indigenous history that weaves throughout the story in their Canadian History class. Learners were immersed in an environment whereby they analyzed themes in Canadian literature while critically investigating Canada’s relationship, both historical and contemporary, with its First Nations people. The end product was a collection of alternate chapters of Three Day Road written from the perspective of other characters in the book. This collection is scheduled to be published nation-wide at the end of May as a means for the learners to share their knowledge with an authentic audience.
Many Roads: Three Day Road Redux Stories Inspired by Joseph Boyden's Characters Published June 13, 2014
Journey to Canada Published November 29, 2013
Because of a Hat Published February 13, 2013
The Beast Published March 15, 2012
A Textbook of Losers Published June 07, 2011