The Shadowed Road
The Shadowed Road is an interactive graphic novel and multimedia experience. Pedagogical themes of Human Rights, Democracy, Basic Education, and Global Citizenship make the project a great Social Studies or Digital Literacy tool. Imaginative illustrations and unique multimedia make learning fun
and intuitive for ESL and ELL students.

THE STORY

The Shadowed Road tells the story of Selome Fekadu—a 14-year-old girl who lives in a rural village in northern Ethiopia. Her dream is to become a teacher. Her father wants her to become the obedient wife of a cow herder.

 

Compelled to claim her right to education, Selome runs away from her village in the middle of the night. What will be her fate? Will her strict father track her down? Will the arduous journey wear her down? Will her dreams be fulfilled? Join Selome as she embarks on a long journey through Ethiopia’s countryside, filled with chance encounters, dangers, and lifelong lessons.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

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- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

"In Our Hands" (1958 speech delivered on the tenth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

FEATURES

 

The Shadowed Road is an interactive, curriculum-connected, bilingual digital resource.

GALLERY

 

A glimpse of contemporary Ethiopia

THEMES

 

Through the juxtaposition of Canada and Ethiopia, students will gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for these four pedagogical themes

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

The goal is for students to reflect on their understanding of the concept of citizenship and then to apply it in a global sense, coming to an awareness of what it means to have rights and responsibilities towards citizens around the world.

 

BASIC EDUCATION

The key to Ethiopia’s future success and prosperity is building on its current educational initiatives with an emphasis on increasing the rate of literacy. With a literate population, progress can be made. Basic education for girls and boys will result in an educated citizenry; human rights and democratic principles will have the opportunity to flourish.

 

DEMOCRACY

Students will explore the evolution of democracy and democratic principles in Ethiopia. They will examine its past, when repressive Marxist-Leninist forces ruled the

country for decades, and compare it to the present, as it enters a more democratic stage. Although the government in Ethiopia has a long way to go, it has come a long way as well.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Beginning first with reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students will research the recent political history in Ethiopia and examine the conditions leading up to the current political climate. They will discover how human rights issues had been dealt with in Ethiopia during times of war and conflict and contrast this with current conditions in that country.

 

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3 YEAR

Fully bilingual

35 student accounts/year

Chapters 1-5

Full Teacher Resources including lesson plans, teacher’s guide, curriculum links, resources, rubrics, bonus content, customer support, etc.

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 99

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5 YEAR

Fully bilingual

35 student accounts/year

Chapters 1-5

Full Teacher Resources including lesson plans, teacher’s guide, curriculum links, resources, rubrics, bonus content, customer support, etc.

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1 YEAR

 74

 $

Fully bilingual

35 student accounts

Chapters 1-5

Full Teacher Resources including lesson plans, teacher’s guide, curriculum links, resources, rubrics, bonus content, customer support, etc.

Fully bilingual

1 user account

Chapters 1 & 2

Sample Teacher Resources

 FREE

 

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TEACHER ADMINISTRATION SITE

The teacher admin site contains all the tools and resources educators need to deploy The Shadowed Road in the classroom. Teachers may familiarize themselves with the content and plan lessons in advance.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The latest versions of all web browsers
is highly recommended.

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TRIAL

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