The “I Am…” Kit – Video and Teacher’s Guide

A free tool to help build inclusion, understanding and community in your classroom or school. Recommended for intermediate and senior secondary Health, Career Education, Leadership and Social Studies.

“The resource approaches the topic of inclusiveness by providing students with an experiential awareness of the common ground that exists among all people.” (from the CSC recommendation)

The heart-warming and sometimes humorous “I Am…” video was prepared by people in L’Arche Cape Breton. The concept came from Cheryl Zinyk and Sol Express, an Arts group based at L’Arche Toronto. The resource consists of the 7:25 min. video and a Teacher’s Guide that includes art or journaling worksheets and meets universal learning goals.

You can download the Teacher’s Guide free and use the video available here or you can order a hard copy of the Kit from education@larche.ca.

Download Teacher’s Guide
The kit includes an art or journaling activity. Download additional illustrations for students who would like to colour the images or explore further the individuals in the video.

Video on DVD alone: $7.50
“I Am…” Kit (DVD and Teacher’s Guide in a study folder): $20

 

Jean Vanier Daily Thoughts

Protection for Continuity

I am rather concerned about communities without any traditions, which refuse to accept external authority. This could be the state, or a bishop, or authority born of a network of sister communities. For without an external authority a community will not outlive its founder for long and, if there is no external control at all, the founder will be in danger of making some serious mistakes.

Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.130

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