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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.

Social Studies 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.

Teaching about Indigenous Peoples' Histories and Cultures


  • Haudenosaunee Educator's Guide (National Museum of the American Indian) [PDF]
    Created by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with Haudenosaunee scholars and community members. It provides an overview of who the Haudenosaunee are, the creation of the Six Fires Confederacy, as well as elements of Haudenosaunee culture, both "historic" and present. 

  • Tyendinaga: Birthplace of the Peacemaker [QSpace]
    Created by Jennifer Maracle-Westgate to fulfill the requirements of her Master's of Education. Meant to give teachers the tools to teach about the Mohawk people of Tyendinaga. A hard copy is available in the Education Library.

Indigenous Nations of the Pacific

  • Voices of the Canoe
    Created by the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology: "This website presents a range of evidence – photographs, maps, interviews, historical texts and short films – to assist educators and students in understanding the importance of canoes for the Fijian, Squamish, and Haida peoples."

Information Books