The Orange Shirt Story Teacher Lesson Plan

The Orange Shirt Story Teacher Lesson Plan

Age Range: 12 - 14
Age Range: Adult

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Phyllis Webstad edited by  Medicine Wheel Education

illustrated by Brock Nicol

Lesson Plans and resources for teachers that accompany the book The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad

Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) is Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage. She was born in Dog Creek and lives in Williams Lake, BC, Canada. In 2018 Phyllis Webstad launched her children’s book called “The Orange Shirt Story” to share her story in her own words. The Orange shirt story tells the story of young Phyllis having her orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school and never to see it again. A simple orange shirt has become a conversation starter for all aspects of residential school across Canada and beyond. Phyllis has inspired thousands and thousands of people to honour residential school survivors and their families and share the call on September 30th of each year that “EVERY CHILD MATTERS.” Phyllis is well respected for her work, her courage and for striving to heal our communities and Nation through speaking her truth.

See also

The Orange Shirt Story