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Teaching for Truth and Reconciliation

This guide is meant to assist you in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action in the classroom.

Arts Lesson Plans and Ideas

  • Turtle Island Conservation Education Bundle
    "This Educational Bundle is a comprehensive First Nation teaching kit that will assist in providing easy to follow Ontario curriculum-based activities, web links, student worksheets and culturally relevant traditional knowledge of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples surrounding the Great Lakes in Ontario, Canada." Links to multidisciplinary curriculum outcomes (particularly in the Arts, Literacy, and Science) for Grades 1-6.

Music Resources

  • Inuit Games: Toronto Symphony Orchestra

    An educational resource created as part of Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Canada 150 celebrations. The lesson focuses on Inuit throat singing. The Teaching Guide can be found here [PDF]. Flash is required to use the site's interactive features.

  • Native Drums
    This resource, created collaboratively by Canadian Heritage, universities, and Indigenous organizations, explores the importance of drums to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Contains lesson plans and student worksheets.

Visual Arts Resources

  • Northwest Coast Painted Designs (K-3)
    From the Bill Reid Centre, this lesson plan "[provides] information about the links between oral history and imagery in Northwest Coast society, the basic elements of Northwest Coast design, and traditional painting techniques."