Download IGNOU BCA Study Materials Books New Revised

IGNOU Political Science Materials in PDF Upsc Materials

#READ E-PUB á Fatty Legs: A True Story ⚞ eBook or E-pub free

As a nonfiction children s chapter book, Fatty Legs tells the story of Olemaun Margaret Pokiak as she heads off to residential school in the far north of Canada I recently read Righting Canada s Wrongs Residential Schools by Melanie Florence, which made use of the illustrations and stories from Fatty Legs, and it piqued my interest I was not disappointed.In a straightforward manner, Fatty Legs exposes the trials of the residential school system in a way that is easy for children to understand It brings the emotions to life, as well as bringing forth a type of childhood that most of us have never known As it is told in a chapter book format, it is meant for the younger end of middle grade readers The illustrations are gorgeous, and often chilling I thought this was an excellent telling of a true story of a terrible system There is a picture book adaptation, When I Was Eight, that I intend to start right away If there were a adult adaptation, I would definitely be interested in that as well. Not my usual fare, but I m really glad that I read it My ten year old niece recommended it and she was right an interesting and educational story about an important and dark chapter in Canadian history that we have yet to truly make up for. #READ E-PUB ä Fatty Legs: A True Story ë The Moving Memoir Of An Inuit Girl Who Emerges From A Residential School With Her Spirit IntactEight Year Old Margaret Pokiak Has Set Her Sights On Learning To Read, Even Though It Means Leaving Her Village In The High Arctic Faced With Unceasing Pressure, Her Father Finally Agrees To Let Her Make The Five Day Journey To Attend School, But He Warns Margaret Of The Terrors Of Residential SchoolsAt School Margaret Soon Encounters The Raven, A Black Cloaked Nun With A Hooked Nose And Bony Fingers That Resemble Claws She Immediately Dislikes The Strong Willed Young Margaret Intending To Humiliate Her, The Heartless Raven Gives Gray Stockings To All The Girls All Except Margaret, Who Gets Red Ones In An Instant Margaret Is The Laughingstock Of The Entire SchoolIn The Face Of Such Cruelty, Margaret Refuses To Be Intimidated And Bravely Gets Rid Of The Stockings Although A Sympathetic Nun Stands Up For Margaret, In The End It Is This Brave Young Girl Who Gives The Raven A Lesson In The Power Of Human DignityComplemented By Archival Photos From Margaret Pokiak Fenton S Collection And Striking Artwork From Liz Amini Holmes, This Inspiring First Person Account Of A Plucky Girl S Determination To Confront Her Tormentor Will Linger With Young Readers The true story of Olemaun, an Inuit child who, longing to read like her older sister begged her father to be sent to school Eventually he gives in, sending her to a residential school in Northern Canada Her dreams are crushed when she realizes that much of what is considered education at the school is to simply do chores Olemaun is under the direct care of a nun she calls The Raven, who abuses her authority over the children, singling Olemaun out for special humiliation whenever the opportunity presents itself Being a resilient child Olemaun learns to read and hides herself in stories, her favorite being Alice in Wonderland She feels like she has gone down a rabbit hole too She finds a special ally in Sister MacQuillan, who oversees the other nuns She is very kind and when she realizes how Olemaun is being treated she intervenes After two years Olemaun rejoins her family and must re assimilate into her own culture Large print and short chapters make this a goods choice for an earlier chapter book for children Due to the content children will need some adult input to fully understand the history This book should be followed by reading A stranger at Home, which focuses on the story of Olemaun s struggle to return home and become part of her family and culture once Combined the two books paint the full picture of why the residential schools were so very wrong I would rate Fatty Legs four stars when read with A Stranger At Home, but by itself only 3 as it focuses on the indignities Olemaun suffered without much hope, or context for a young reader who doesn t truly understand what these children suffered When read together the books tell the complete story coming to a honest, bitter sweet ending as we see Olemaun coming to terms with what her world is becoming and determining to remain strong for her family though it all The art work is simple and charming and should appeal to most children There are photos of Olemaun s family throughout the book. I wish this book was double the length, because I wanted details Nonfiction story about the far far north and Canadian missionaries taking kids from their native homes and putting them in religious schools Our main character actually begs to go, because she wants to learn to read Her parents try to stop her, but she is relentless Of course it is terrible, and then she wants to leave I thrive on detail in these stories, and this slim volume delivers some, I just wanted. An terrific and unusual book exploring the treatment of Inuvialuit and other Inuit children at a residential school in the Northwest Territory in the 1940 s It s told by Olemaun, whose name was changed to Margaret , who is dying to learn to read and follow in her sister s footsteps, even though her sister discourages her from going to school How bad could it be Turns out it could be very bad The nuns, in large part, needed students to earn government funds students were sometimes forcibly taken from their homes The teachers weren t interested in education as much as assimilation and training a menial work force.The students uniforms not warm, nothing like their sensible Mother Hubbard parkas Their braids are summarily cut off, regardless of whether they can braid their own or not One of the teachers is downright cruel, forcing students to respond to a language they don t know, making them scrub floors and empty honey buckets She seems to single Olemaun out, trying to break her spirit, giving her stockings that are at first too short, and later, thick and red, earning her the the hated nickname Fatty Legs Only Olemaun s stubborn determination and the support of one kind nun gets her through the year actually two years, when weather prevents her parents from coming to get her after her first year.Short 84p , with large type and sometimes moody spooky, sometime vibrant painted illustrations, and an afterword with personal and archival photos, this is a unique portrait of a girl overcoming oppression and achieving her goals. I borrowed this from the library at the First Nations school I work at We are taking our Grade 5 6 class to a play based on the book next month I thought it was a powerful memoir and at times it brought me to tears The whole residential school system that ran in Canada from 1880 1996 infuriates me and this tragic story is no different I m reading A Stranger at Home the sequel next I hope that Olemaun finds some healing back at home although judging by the title it suggests not. The story of Fatty Legs, is a story about Olemaun Pokiak s life, a young 8 year old Inuvialuit girl who had the strongest desire to attend school in Aklavik and learn how to read Although, the information Olemaun s cousin Rosie shared about the school and how it was so much than just reading and how it was not fun, was irrelevant in Olemaun s eyes She had this desire to go and she would not give up until her parents finally decided to let her go Once she got there though, she soon found out Rosie was right, it was not all she thought it would be They gave her an English name and started calling her Margaret which she did not like very much Life at school wasn t easy for Margaret, the nun she called Raven, did not make it much easier either She made Raven clean than the others and when they others got grey wool stalking for the winter, Margaret got red stockings that were far too large and made Margaret s legs look larger than the other girls, thus them starting to call her Fatty Legs Margaret decides to fight back with the help of who she calls, her swan, a much nicer nun who helps her during her time at the school With the help of the swan and the courage young Margaret has she will stop the name calling and get the Raven off her back once in for all before her time finally comes to go back home Fatty Legs not only shares a little information about the history of life in this region located in the northern part of Canada but it also has some very good morals intertwined For such a young girl, she shows so much courage and passion, that is inspirational to any age Margaret is an example of someone who wants something and will not fall short to get it Based off of a true story, Margaret s life can inspire many to never stop fighting to get what they want and even if it is not working out as expected to never stop believing and reminding yourself why it is you wanted it in the first place This is a good story to read to children who are coming into young adulthood and their teens, to teach them about desire and want and also help them appreciate what they are able to access, because as most students take advantage of the opportunities they are given at one point in time children had to fight and get sent off to get an education but it was not only an education they were getting they were put to work as well The story of Olemaun now known as Margaret, is a humbling story that everyone needs to take a short period of time out of their lives to read and learn a lesson or two not only about history but about life, as well. Love I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. 1 Twin Text Tuk and the Whale by Raquel Rivera Copyright 20082 Rationale Fatty Legs tells the tale of a young Inuit girl named Olemaun who is desperate to learn to read in English Her family lives on Banks Island in the Arctic Ocean She was so desperate to learn, she was willing to go to the Catholic run schools further south of her home This would mean leaving her family and submitting to the harsh treatment of the nuns Olemaun s parents were set against sending their stubborn daughter away and told her of the many hardships she would have to endure At the age of eight, it was clear Olemaun would not be pacified and she was allowed to go The book details the clash of the two cultures and how Olemaun survives with her Inuit spirit in tact Tuk and the Whale is a tale of an Inuit boy named Tuk who lives on Baffin Island and how his life could be effected by European whalers invading their territory in search of the bowhead whale The library book summary states, this early chapter book inspires discussion about communication between two groups of people with entirely different world views Both books examine what happens when different cultures meet and how native and Europeans struggle to exist in the same space Tuk and the Whale is historical fiction and is acclaimed for it s accurate portrayal of time and place 3 Text Structure Description, chronological sequence, and cause and effect This intermediate non fiction text is a combination structures It is a narrative of events in order of the time they happened, yet it is very descriptive and provides pictures and definitions along the way.4 Strategy Application I would use these twin texts in a study on Point of View Each text is told from the point of view of Olemaun and Tuk It would be a valuable exercise to consider the points of view of the other characters in the story The point of view of the children s parents, as well as the Europeans would be a great way to research westward expansion and all the problems it entailed for the native peoples with whom they came in contact.