NDDHS students experience history in a very modern way

Seen in image above: Students intently watching a video about the removal of aboriginal children from their families, culture, and schools. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Kelsey Smith
Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — Students at North Dundas District High School (NDDHS) had an interactive history inside the Tour for Humanity bus, parked outside the school, on Ontario’s Child Abuse Prevention day, Wed., Oct. 24.

While aboard they learned about about global acts of freedom, discrimination, abuse and war through videos. The videos were based on true historical events, including a portion on Canada’s troubling history of removing aboriginal children from their parents, schools, and culture and their effects on today’s society.

Seen in image above: The Tour of Humanity bus NDDHS students had the pleasure of boarding on Ontario’s Child Abuse Prevention day Oct. 24. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

The Tour for Humanity bus is operated by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies.

According to their website the “Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education.”

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