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Breaking Barriers

What are gender stereotypes? Where do they come from? Are they necessary?

These are just some of the questions, designed to accompany the Breaking Barriers series of documentaries, that challenge the thoughts and feelings of students (ages 11 and up) about gender stereotypes. Prepared by Sherry Van Hesteren, these resources are suited for students in Grades 6-12.

 

Download: Breaking Gender Barriers Teacher Resources

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Refugees, Citizenship and Human Rights

Over the coming months, thousands of Syrian refugees will come to Canada in search of freedom. That freedom, as the United Nations theme for Human Rights Day 2015 observes, is the freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

Like all other refugees, they will adapt to a new climate, new communities, and a new culture. Like the refugees that have come before them, they will become part of a multicultural Canada. Read more