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Primary Junior Booklists

Here you will find lists of reading suggestions on topics frequently asked about by teacher candidates and teachers.

Stories For Younger Readers (K-3)

Stories For Junior Readers (Grade 4-6)

Information Books for Junior Readers

Lesson Ideas

"The Deepening Knowledge Project (DKP) seeks to infuse Indigenous peoples' histories, knowledges and pedagogies into all levels of education in Canada. The project is a part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, which is located on the territories of Anishinaabe and Onkwehonwe peoples."-- Home. The Residential Schools page offers teachers background information, recommended resources, and lesson ideas. The Resources for Teachers page includes more lesson ideas for integrating residential school stories into your classroom.

Evaluating Children's Books with Indigenous Content

While some children's books present Indigenous peoples and themes in an honest, sensitive way, others reinforce negative stereotypes. Resources listed below are meant to assist you in evaluating children's literature for bias.