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Teacher Guide for KC Adams' Perception: A Photo Series

by (author) Reuben Boulette

Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
May 2019
Social Science, Philosophy & Social Aspects, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Native American Studies, Discrimination & Race Relations, Art & Politics, Language Arts, Photoessays & Documentaries, Indigenous Studies
Recommended Age
15 to 18
Recommended Grade
9 to 12
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price

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As more and more school divisions in Canada adopt anti-racism policies, KC Adams’s Perception: A Photo Series, and the story of how it came about, provide an entry point for a discussion about racism and other forms of prejudice in today’s world. The five lessons in this guide, by Indigenous educator Reuben Boulette, will give teachers the tools they need to explore these realities with their students, with a final project that students can relate to their own experiences.

The Teacher Guide for KC Adams’ Perception: A Photo Series is a FREE resource. The guide provides support for using Perception: A Photo Series with high school students.

In the guide, you will find:

  • lessons related to historical and contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada, Indigenous history, social justice and equality, and active citizenship
  • suggestions for teaching sensitive issues
  • guiding questions to encourage and guide discussions
  • assessment suggestions

About the author

Reuben Boulette (he, him, his) is an Anishinaabe/Métis artist, musician, and teacher who works with Winnipeg School Division as an Indigenous Graduation coach. Reuben uses his understanding of fine art, history, and Indigenous studies to support students and teacher alike in learning about Indigenous history in what is now called Canada. He is the author of two guides with Portage & Main Press: Teacher Guide for KC Adams' Perception: A Photo Series and Teacher Guide for A Girl Called Echo.

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