- Why did Bryce open his 1907 report with a summary of the history of the residential school system and its origins?
- According to Bryce, how did the per capita payment system for residential schools influence the health conditions in the schools?
- Why did Bryce argue that “Principals and teachers and even physicians were at times inclined to question or minimize the dangers of infection from scrofulous or consumptive pupils,”?
- What difficulties did Bryce encounter in studying the conditions of the residential schools in Manitoba and the Northwest?
- Based on your reading of this 1907 report and his 1922 book, was Dr. Bryce an opponent of the residential school system for Indigenous children?
- Why does Bryce reference the Revolutionary War and the Great War in the title of his 1922 book?
- Was Dr. Bryce a whistleblower?
- How effective was Bryce’s 1922 book? What do you make of his decision to use excerpts from previously unpublished reports and correspondence?
- Why did Bryce place such emphasis on statistics in his arguments?