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"Pareil pas pareil" (Alike; not Alike) educational kit

About the Pareil pas pareil (Alike; not alike) educational kit

The title Pareil pas pareil refers to people who have an intellectual disability, who are like others in many ways and also not like others. It is the title of a new, ground-breaking and highly accessible 14-minute video. The video is in French with easy-to-read English subtitles (Click on the cc at lower right if they do not appear.) It is available in two parts of 8 and 6 minutes, for convenient classroom use. In the video, seven individuals who have an intellectual disability speak very personally and frankly about their lives, their experiences, their views and their hopes. 

A short video by filmmaker Patrice Paradis ("Producer's Introduction") in English helps to orient students to the Pareil pas pareil video and should be viewed first. Another short video, "Comments by Jean Vanier," may be used to open further discussion after viewing Pareil pas pareil.

The Pareil video speaks to people of all ages. Professional educators have created a bilingual kit of resources for secondary schools and for colleges and universities. Pareil pas pareil is also suitable for conferences and professional development days. Supplementary resources include a transcription of the film in regular and large print, journaling worksheets, a parent's story, and secondary curriculum learning expectations that the kit may be used to meet. Ministry of Education agendas related to inclusion, diversity, social responsibility and citizenship are addressed by these materials.

A similar kit is available in French at larche.ca/education/fr. It includes materials that meet the Quebec Ministry of Education curriculum requirements for senior primary and secondary schools and a secondary level Teacher's Guide for French schools outside Quebec. (This guide meets public school curriculum learning expectations in other provinces and also Catholic Graduate Expectations.) 

This bilingual resource is provided free online as a public service by L'Arche Canada and the Association des Arches du Quebec. This bilingual resource is provided free online as a public service by L'Arche Canada and the Association des Arches du Quebec. The entire bilingual kit may also be ordered on a USB stick at cost ($20 plus postage). To order a USB stick or to request Pareil brochures, please contact office@larche.ca 

 

Kit material

  

  

Dance in the Shadow Kit

A new free educational resource supporting topics related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Tolerance, Respect, and Social Responsibility for senior elementary and secondary students.
 

This kit is built around the video clips on the DVD-ROM Dance in the Shadow: The Unfolding Story of Rebecca Beayni . The videos introduce students to the mutually empowering experience of dance with someone who uses a wheelchair. 

The kit consists of 11 short videos and 6 PDFs, 5 of which have appendices in Word containing only the Questions for Students.  All users should begin with PDF 1, the Introduction. Other PDFs relate to 2015 learning expectations for:

  • Grade 6 Language and Social Studies
  • Grade 10 and 11 Arts (Dance)
  • Grade 11 Leadership/Peer support OR Guidance
  • Grade 10 Religion (Ontario Catholic curriculum)

The 6th PDF offers suggestions for use for Retreats and Conferences.

This kit is a collaboration of L’Arche Canada and Partners for Planning. All parts—videos and teacher’s guide--may be downloaded and used free of charge from this website or from partnersforplanning.ca.  Alternatively, a hard copy of the DVD-ROM (containing all of the videos except that of John Delazzari and Michael Barrett) may be purchased through inclusion.com.

 

 

Videos (click to open):

Teacher’s Guide and Questions for Students

1. Revel in the Light (12 min.)

2. John Delazzari and Michael Barrett (1:49 min.)

3. Dance Intro (3 min.)

4. I Can Dance!!! (2:30 min.)

5. Anna Bruno (5 min.)

6. Heryka Miranda (5 min.)

7. First Encounter (5:40 min.)

8. Gratitude (8 min.)

9. Massey Hall Dance (6 min.)

10. You Raise me Up (4:30 min.)

11. Dance in the Shadow (23 min.)

PDF 1 – Introduction (for all users)
Appendix 1: Questions for Students on PDF 1 (click here)

PDF 2 – for Grade 6 Language and Social Studies (suitable also for all students)
Appendix 2: Questions for Students on PDF 2 (click here)

PDF 3 – for Grade 10 and 11 Arts (Dance)
Appendix 3:  Questions for Students on PDF 3 (click here)

PDF 4 – for Grade 11 Leadership/Peer support OR Guidance
Appendix 4: Questions for Students  on PDF 4 (can link also to Appendix 3) (click here)

PDF 5—for Grade 10 Religion (Ontario Catholic schools)
Appendix 5 –Questions for Students on PDF 5 (click here)

PDF 6—for Retreats and Conferences

New Jean Vanier Video Clips for Canadian Schools

Jean Vanier on Belonging and Inclusion for Sr. Elementary and Secondary Students


Tags: Elementary, intermediate, secondary, school, education, belonging, inclusion, Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier talks with Maya Pot, a Canadian Grade 5 student, about growing to appreciate one another as human beings. We all have similar needs to be appreciated, loved, valued. Whatever our nationality or culture this is true. Jean talks about the UN Proclamation on the rights of each person and about the danger of individualism to try to prove we are better than others. He invites students instead to create a classroom and a world where we share and where we can discover that we belong to each other.
Duration: 3:11

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Jean Vanier on How We Can Make Our World a Better Place


Tags: Belonging, inclusion, leadership, society, human beings, L'Arche, Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier reminds us of what it is to be human beings with the same needs to be appreciated and loved, the same need to learn and for people to help us. We all need to be part of the human family. We are very different but fundamentally the same. Life will end with death but this reality can deepen our desire to work together to build a more human and more loving world.
Duration: 2:06

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Jean Vanier speaks to Teachers on Hospitality


Tags: Hospitality, teachers, educators, belonging, inclusion, bullying, L'Arche, Jean Vanier, humanity

Maya Pot, a Canadian grade 5 student, asks Jean Vanier, What would you like to say to teachers about hospitality? Jean responds that the idea of hospitality is not just to open our homes to others but to open our hearts. This is especially important in a world of competition. Sometimes teachers can have a tendency to criticize the student rather than the student’s work. The great need is to understand children, especially if they are upset or disruptive, and then to help them discover how precious they are and help them to do beautiful things. Teachers are called to be firm, but also to be open and understanding. Hospitality is about belonging and working together for something beautiful.
Duration: 3:57

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Jean Vanier speaks on Hospitality--for Parents


Tags: Hospitality, parents, parenting, disability children, Jean Vanier

Grade 5 student Maya Pot asks Jean Vanier what he would like to say to parents about Hospitality. Jean stresses that parents need to receive and value each child for who the child is. They should try to be united as parents and to create a family atmosphere where life is celebrated and there is happiness, where each one is listened to and discovers that he or she is precious. Parents need to be firm, open, attentive, and loving.
Duration: 3:42

Watch the video >>

Jean Vanier nous parle d'appartenance


Tags:

Jean Vanier speaks in French of belonging and freedom. We should help each person to be free so that we can together build a better world. He stresses that it is important to have and value one’s culture but points out that cultural differences can lead to suffering and to putting up walls between us and other groups. He challenges us to see that every human being is fragile and to work together to create a world in which each person is valued as a part of the great human family.



French description:

Jean Vanier nous parle d'appartenance et de liberté. La grande question est de savoir comment peut-on aider chaque personne à être plus libre, afin qu'ensemble nous puissions œuvrer à un monde meilleur. Faire partie d'une culture est important, mais cela peut nous conduire à dresser des murs contre d'autres cultures, d'autres groupes. Il est important de voir que nous sommes tous des êtres humains fragiles et de travailler à un monde plus beau, un monde où chaque personne ferait partie intégrante de la grande famille humaine.

Duration: 3:06

 

Watch the video >>

Jean Vanier Video Clips for Canadian Schools (2012)

Jean Vanier on Belonging and Inclusion for Sr. Elementary and Secondary Students


Tags: Elementary, intermediate, secondary, school, education, belonging, inclusion, Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier talks with Maya Pot, a Canadian Grade 5 student, about growing to appreciate one another as human beings. We all have similar needs to be appreciated, loved, valued. Whatever our nationality or culture this is true. Jean talks about the UN Proclamation on the rights of each person and about the danger of individualism to try to prove we are better than others. He invites students instead to create a classroom and a world where we share and where we can discover that we belong to each other.

Duration: 3:11

Watch the video >>

Jean Vanier on How We Can Make Our World a Better Place


Tags: Belonging, inclusion, leadership, society, human beings, L'Arche, Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier reminds us of what it is to be human beings with the same needs to be appreciated and loved, the same need to learn and for people to help us. We all need to be part of the human family. We are very different but fundamentally the same. Life will end with death but this reality can deepen our desire to work together to build a more human and more loving world.

Duration: 2:06

Watch the video >>

Jean Vanier speaks to Teachers on Hospitality


Tags: Hospitality, teachers, educators, belonging, inclusion, bullying, L'Arche, Jean Vanier, humanity

Maya Pot, a Canadian grade 5 student, asks Jean Vanier, What would you like to say to teachers about hospitality? Jean responds that the idea of hospitality is not just to open our homes to others but to open our hearts. This is especially important in a world of competition. Sometimes teachers can have a tendency to criticize the student rather than the student’s work. The great need is to understand children, especially if they are upset or disruptive, and then to help them discover how precious they are and help them to do beautiful things. Teachers are called to be firm, but also to be open and understanding. Hospitality is about belonging and working together for something beautiful.


Duration: 3:57

 

Watch the video >>

Jean Vanier speaks on Hospitality--for Parents


Tags: Hospitality, parents, parenting, disability children, Jean Vanier

Grade 5 student Maya Pot asks Jean Vanier what he would like to say to parents about Hospitality. Jean stresses that parents need to receive and value each child for who the child is. They should try to be united as parents and to create a family atmosphere where life is celebrated and there is happiness, where each one is listened to and discovers that he or she is precious. Parents need to be firm, open, attentive, and loving.

Duration: 3:42

Watch the video >>

Jean Vanier nous parle d'appartenance


Tags:

Jean Vanier speaks in French of belonging and freedom. We should help each person to be free so that we can together build a better world. He stresses that it is important to have and value one’s culture but points out that cultural differences can lead to suffering and to putting up walls between us and other groups. He challenges us to see that every human being is fragile and to work together to create a world in which each person is valued as a part of the great human family.



French description:

Jean Vanier nous parle d'appartenance et de liberté. La grande question est de savoir comment peut-on aider chaque personne à être plus libre, afin qu'ensemble nous puissions œuvrer à un monde meilleur. Faire partie d'une culture est important, mais cela peut nous conduire à dresser des murs contre d'autres cultures, d'autres groupes. Il est important de voir que nous sommes tous des êtres humains fragiles et de travailler à un monde plus beau, un monde où chaque personne ferait partie intégrante de la grande famille humaine.

Duration: 3:06

 

Watch the video >>

The “I Am...” Kit (Video and Teacher’s Guide)

-- NOW AVAILABLE FREE IN ELECTRONIC FORM--
A tool to help build inclusion, understanding and community in your classroom or school. Recommended for Intermediate and Senior High School Health, Career Education, Character 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 enhanced and put on a DVD and a Teacher's Guide that includes art or journaling worksheets and meets universal learning goals.

You can now 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 comment further on the individuals in the video


Enhanced DVD alone: $7.50.00.
"I AM..." Kit (DVD and Teacher's Guide in a study folder): $20
 

Belonging: Choosing our Future

Belonging: Choosing Our Future is the popular 17 min. video Choosing Our Future re-formatted into short chapters and placed on a DVD-ROM with a downloadable Teacher’s Guide.

Belonging: Choosing Our Future is recommended by Curriculum Services Canada for Grades 7 -12, to support curriculum topics relating to inclusion, identity, community, human relationships, and goal setting. It is useful in implementing curriculum in a number of disciplines, particularly Guidance, Civics, Canadian History, Career Education, and Character Education.

DVD-ROM with teacher’s guide: $20 +postage.

 

Jean Vanier Video Clips

The Belonging Collection

Click here to download

The Belonging Collection: Disability and Inclusion is a collaboration of L’Arche and the Marsha Forest Centre (Inclusion Press).

An adaptable resource for all grade levels from Elementary to Senior Secondary, it brings together the excellent Play Fair Teams material (CD-ROM and Manual for Teacher Advisors), the L’Arche ''Choosing Our Future'' video (reformatted in chapters for easy use) with Discussion Questions, and a practical new 65-page booklet “Equity, Social Justice, Disability and Secondary Schools: What Regular Subject Teachers Can Do” by Garry Bunch, Rima Al-Salah, and Jack Pearpoint.

In a sturdy binder. $65.00 plus tax and shipping.

To order, contact: education@larche.ca.

1280 Bernard Avenue W., suite 300,Outremont (QC) H2V 1V9, CANADA Phone: (514) 844-1661 Fax: (514) 844-1960 office@larche.ca