Grade 1-9 Reconciliation Lesson Plans - Learn Alberta
These sample lesson plans support Education for Reconciliation through the inclusion of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives; treaty education; and residential schools’ experiences, with learning outcomes identified in the current Alberta programs of study.
HPSD Success Coaches may support our teachers and students by contributing local traditions and stories to enrich the learning. Lesson plans edited to include local content will be shared in an HPSD Team Drive.
Wab Kinew on Strombo - "Why are stereotypes of First Nations people so prominent in Canada? Why is it so hard to get non-Native Canadians to pay attention to the experiences that Natives have endured? Wab Kinew talks with George about some of the problems facing Canadian society - and suggests some possible solutions."
8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward CBC Documentary and Resources
- 8th Fire - Wab Kinew 500 years in 2 minutes - Where did it go wrong? introduction
This CBC site gathers evidence from a variety of stakeholders to monitor progress.
Four Directions Teachings - National Indigenous Literacy Association
Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions from 5 Nations: Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, Mi'kmaq.
It is accessible through HTML or Flash. If students are using Chromebooks, please ensure they have the FLASH Extension (Chrome - More Tools - Extensions - Adobe Flash).
- Curricular Resources
- Infusing Indigenous Texts into the Classroom - NEW
- Seven Sacred Teachings (Grandfather Teachings)
- Treaty Resources - maps, conversations guides, video links
- Reconsidering the Universality of Nation and Nationality: Exploring Indigenous Notions of Land, Citizenship, and Nation
- Create a Classroom Culture of Inquiry and Collaboration checklist on page 5
- Authentic Reasons page 6
- What role will the students take: Historian? Researcher? Story teller? Other?
- What community resources and experts could your teachers tap into to make the project more authentic or real?
- Crafting a Driving Question page 7
- Solve a problem by creating multiple solutions: What can our class do to stop racism in our classroom, school, community?
- Opinion - Consider all sides of an issue; form and justify their opinions: How do Treaties benefit all of us?
- Divergent - Predict alternative timelines and scenarios: What if our school switched to an Indigenous approach to teaching and learning?
- Ensure Access to Appropriate Indigenous Resources checklist on page 11
- Create Your Project’s Assessment Plan page 14
- Indigenous Project Planning Template page 21
Teacher Learning & Reference Resources
This site connects a variety of sources to support teacher learning. There are videos, photo stories, research, and guiding documents to focus your learning.
Pebbles - a collection of 24 short activities
- HPSD Indigenous Support Coaches are trained to facilitate these activities
Stepping Stones Series - available in English and in French
- Terminology Reference - Remarque sur la Terminologie
- Alberta Métis Settlements and Agreements - Établissements métis et accords concernant les Métis de l’Alberta
- An Introduction to the Inuit - Les Inuits : Une introduction
- Timeline of Alberta’s Indigenous History - Chronologie de l’histoire des autochtones en Alberta
- Elder Protocol - Protocole relatif aux ainés
- Numbered Treaties Within Alberta: Treaty 6 - Traités Numérotés en Alberta : Le Traité N° 6
- Numbered Treaties Within Alberta: Treaty 7 - Traités Numérotés en Alberta : Le Traité N° 7
- Numbered Treaties Within Alberta: Treaty 8 - Traités Numérotés en Alberta : Le Traité N° 8
Our Way is a Valid Way - Western Canadian Protocol resource
Background knowledge for teachers, with lesson ideas and blackline masters
- Land and People
- Traditional Ways of Knowing
- Oral Traditions, Storytelling
- Residential Schools
- Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppression Education