Why Orange Shirt Day?

“Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.”

– Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Call to Action #62.1

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Orange Shirt Day Resources

Helpful Websites

CBC: Beyond 94 – An interactive and comprehensive website that monitors the progress of the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action.

Legacy of Hope Foundation – Teacher Bundles, Timelines, Videos, and Lesson Plans (most suitable for senior years).

Manitoba Teachers’ Society – Orange shirt day lessons and resources from the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.

Medicine Wheel Education – Orange Shirt Day classroom bundle (books, lessons, study guide, and posters).

The Orange Shirt Day Society – Curriculum resources and templates.

Project of Heart – Lesson plans and teacher guides

Secret Path – Designed to support the book by Gord Downie (book, music, video, and lesson plans).

Book Recommendations

Follow the links below to find books that have been organized into age-level suggestions. This is by no means an extensive list, but includes titles that we find helpful.

Early Years Books

Middle & Senior Years Books