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Location of Teacher and Classroom Resources
Children's Collection: Children's fiction and information books
Teacher Resource Room: Big books, puppets, DVDs, posters, audiobooks, and hands-on resources in kits.
School Textbooks: K-12 student textbooks with accompanying teacher guides
Teaching Collection: Professional resources for teachers including lesson plans, instructional strategies, and more.
French Collection: Children's books and teacher resources have been merged into one collection.
Research Collection: Scholarly resources that report on past and current research in the field of Education. The collection focuses on Canadian and Indigenous education, with deep holdings in the areas of curriculum, social justice, instructional strategies, and research methods.
More Online: ebooks for children & teachers, video from curio.ca at the CBC, Campus at the NFB, On-Core, Learn360, and more.
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.
"The Pocahontas Paradox: A Cautionary Tale for Educators" by Cornel Pewewardy.
The Trillium List is the list of classroom resources that have been approved for use by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
The Nelson Canada series is currently the only title listed on Ontario's Trillium List for Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6.
This Nelson series plus other relevant textbooks and teacher guides that could be used for lesson planning for the Ontario Social Studies curriculum are listed by grade and strand on the pages linked to the left sidebar menu.
The Canadian Children's Book Centre staff have carefullly selected a list of Canadian children's books on topics in history. Teachers will appreciate that the book recommendations in the History Book Bank include a concise summary and a suggested grade and age range..
The website Mirrors Windows Doors, created and maintained by Marjorie Coughlan, is an excellent source of children's & YA literature titles on a range of diverse issues. See especially, the link to online reading lists on topics celebrating diversity in literature, including adoption, refugees, and countries around the world.