Family violence and the reluctance to speak up

In this critical challenge, students review background information (accessed online) about the abuse and death in 1920 of Aurore Gagnon, a ten-year-old girl living in a small rural community in Quebec. Students then examine primary source documents to find evidence of the factors that best explain the failure of key individuals to intervene on Aurore's behalf and use the evidence to create an interior monologue for a fictional character, explaining how he or she was able to overcome three factors that inhibited others from helping Aurore.

History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Senior (10-12)
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