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Teacher Guide for A Girl Called Echo

Learning About the History and Culture of the Métis Nation in Grades 6–8

by (author) Reuben Boulette

Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
Social Science, History, Indigenous Studies
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    Publish Date
    May 2022
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    Publish Date
    Jul 2022
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The A Girl Called Echo series tells the story of Métis teenager Echo Desjardins, who is struggling to adjust to a new school and a new home while in foster care. Readers follow Echo as she travels through time and experiences pivotal events from Métis history, gains new perspectives about where she came from, and imagines what the future might hold.

Written by Anishinaabe educator Reuben Boulette, the Teacher Guide for A Girl Called Echo includes

  • lesson plans specific to each book in the A Girl Called Echo series
  • original articles outlining the history of the Métis Nation and their fight for sovereignty
  • in-depth reading activities that engage students’ critical thinking skills
  • activities that introduce students to the critical study of graphic novels and sequential art

This teacher guide will engage students’ understanding of Métis history and culture and encourage reflection on the importance of learning Indigenous histories.

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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