The Royal Proclamation of 1763 and how it affects Aborginal issues in Canada today
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Indigenous education, Legal literacy, Post / colonialism, Social justice
Curriculum – general, Curriculum – K-12, Lesson plan

Teaching about historical significance is critical to helping students develop an understanding of the relevance of history to the present. This is not always an easy task as the relevance of many historical events to the present is not apparent and the links are often complex. Drawing out historical relevance is a teaching challenge. Fortunately the Royal Proclamation of 1763, lends itself to a lesson in historical significance more readily than many. The reason for this is that the Royal Proclamation is one of those events that has had far reaching, deep consequences for many people over a long period of time. (2018 update reflects the new BC Curriculum)


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