Indigenous History in Canada

We were lucky in our program to have a course specifically dedicated to Indigenous Education. It’s important for educators to introduce students to First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures in Canada and the lasting impact of colonization. Not only is there an important new emphasis in the curriculum, but it will help our students better understand the political and social environment in Canada today. I’ve included a few of the helpful resources we encountered in that course, and will try to update this list as I am able.

Unit Plans

Gladys We Never Knew – Residential School Unit Plan

Legacy of Hope Residential School Unit plan

Other Resources

Grad 4-12 Colonization Blanket Exercise Lesson

Authentic First Nations resources (books) and their curriculum connections

First Nations Language Resources

Timeline and resources for teaching about residential school

Interactive language, territory and treaty map of North America


Image By Fawcett5 – en:wikipedia, Public Domain,


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