Fatty Legs – Pick and Choose Literature Study

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Fatty Legs shares about a time in Canadian history when there were Residential Schools for Aboriginal students. These schools took Aboriginal students far away from their families, their language and their culture. Fatty Legs is a true story about a young Aboriginal girl who attend a residential school. It is an opportunity to learn about her experience first hand.

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Here is the Fatty Legs – Pick and Choose Literature Study. This study is made for you and your student to choose the activities that best meet your needs.

Creative Commons Liscence

(this study is in the Creative Commons and is free for your use)

Residential School Booklist

If you are interested in learning more about Residential Schools here are some other options for you:

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Stranger at Home (sequel to Fatty Legs) by Christy Jordan-Fenton

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When I was Eight (story of Fatty Legs for younger students) by Christy Jordan-Fenton

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Not My Girl (younger version of Stranger at Home) by Christy Jordan-Fenton

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My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling

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As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie

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I Am not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis

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Kookum’s Red Shoes by Peter Eyvidson

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Shin-Chi’s Canoe by Nicola Campbell

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Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell

(affiliate links from Amazon.ca)

 

 

2 thoughts on “Fatty Legs – Pick and Choose Literature Study

  1. Thank you for all these awesome and free resources! Right now my kids and I are reading As Long As the River Flows from our local library. Fatty Legs is in our queue for upcoming years.

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