Genocide: Then & Now

On Wednesday, March 16th, our Global Issues class was able to participate in Kairos Canada’s Blanket Activity. We were joined by members of the Wildwood neighbourhood and also by members of the congregation of Fort Garry United.

The experience allowed us to explore Canada’s colonial history through the lens of indigenous peoples. We were led by Cree elder Connie Budd from the Northend Stella Community Ministry.

Here is one small group reflection that was captured:

On Thursday, March 17th, 2016, our Global Issues class took part in the 15th Annual Holocaust Symposium at the University of Winnipeg. There, we heard from Holocaust survivour Pinchas Gutter, who spoke of his journey.

Using both of these experiences, reflect on the notion of genocide. What are your takeaways from these experiences? How have the informed you or not?

Using the following Padlet, comment on your takeaways from the experience using text, audio and/or video.

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PechaKucha Youth Night

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On June 16th, PechaKucha Winnipeg is inviting youth in the Global Issues course to participate in the first ever PechaKucha Winnipeg Youth Night. The evening will take place at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg.

PechaKucha presentations require presenters to create 20 slides which move every 20 seconds, whether they like it or not. These types of presentations have proven highly effective and rigorous and are a perfect fit for the Grade 12 Global Issues course. All students in Manitoba who take the Global Issues course are tasked with an inquiry project called a Take Action Process. Many educators have found that the PechaKucha presentation is a perfect vehicle for learners to discuss their planning and process while presenting their action in a compelling manner. (See an example below.)

Ad Culture to Permaculture – PechaKucha Victoria #10 from Christopher Heffley on Vimeo.

If you are a teacher or parent of a Global Issues students or if you are a Global Issues student and want to present you Take Action Project on June 16th at the PechaKucha Youth night on June 16th, please fill out the following form. Deadline for application is March 16th, 2016.