A Secret Path is a text that can enable difficult conversations in the safety of our collective school learning commons.
The text, like many others that deal with Canada's controversial history regarding residential schools and the treatment of our indigenous people, is one that must be broached with consideration and with respect to the readiness of our learners.
From here, we explained to students that this was a picture of a residential school. Had any of them heard the term residential school before?
As we viewed the text, we stopped at various points to discuss some conventions and techniques. Was the font chosen important? How was the use of colour significant to the message being sent?