Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: A Resource for Educators, The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry was revised and reissued following the release of the recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Indigenous lens in this edition represents a cross-cultural encounter supporting what can become an ongoing dialogue and evolution of practice in environmental inquiry. Some important questions are raised that challenge educators to think in very different ways about things as fundamental as the meaning of knowledge.
Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools is a teacher resource of edited readings for secondary level students. This 200 plus page resource introduces students to the residential schools subject area. The book introduces themes of identity, language, membership, history of residential schools, Indian Act, worldview, church and government apologies, truth and reconciliation, genocide, and healing choices. The book includes a timeline and glossary. Thoughtful questions are provided for the teacher.
Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools by educator and author Pamela Toulouse, Anishinaabe educator highly sought after speaker and motivator, provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lessons plans that support Indigenous and Non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nations, Inuit and Metis perspectives, Seven
Moving Forward: A Collection About Truth and Reconciliation, Teacher Resource is a 75-page shrink-wrapped teaching resource that assists the student text, Moving Forward: A Collection about Truth and Reconciliation, the 88-page anthology from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. This collection includes short stories, poems, essays, and art created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors and artists on the topics of truth and reconciliation as they relate to residential schools.
First Nations Coloring Book by Dene artist Johnny Marceland is a 52-page colouring book. The artist creates Norval Morrisseau-inspired artworks and designs that reflect the environment and the animals and birds of the northern Saskatchewan landscape. Born at Buffalo Narrows, Marceland is a member of Birch Narrow First Nation. Students are invited to colour the images according to their personal choice. The stylized images drawn with the Woodland x-ray style are ideal for children with fine motor skills.
Honour Drum: Sharing the Beauty of Canada's Indigenous People with Children, Families and Classrooms is written by Nadleh Whut'en First Nation author Cheryl Bear and social-justice worker Tim Huff. Written as a simple rhyming poem for elementary students in primary level grades partnered with teacher notes and suggested activities this book offers parents and teachers the opportunity to introduce children to the First Nations, Inuit and Métis living in Canada.
Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues in Canada is designed for all teachers who have First Nations, Inuit or Métis students in their classrooms or are encouraged to infuse Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum. Written by Métis lawyer, scholar and educator Chelsea Vowel, the book tackles terminology; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties with subtle humour and common sense drawn from 2016 landscape.
Achieving Indigenous Student Success: A Guide for Secondary Classrooms written by Pamela Rose Toulouse, Ph.D., an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe/Odawa woman) from Sagamok First Nation is a welcome teaching resource just released by Portage and Main publishing. While the author’s primary focus is the needs of Indigenous students, this book is for all teachers of grades 9–12 who are looking for ways to infuse Indigenous worldviews into their courses. Ideas include wise practices such as retention/transition/graduation planning, differentiated instruction, assessment, and equity instruction.
Strength and Struggle: Perspectives from First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples in Canada Teacher's Resource is the teaching resource for the student reader, Strength and Struggle, from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. The Teacher’s Resource contains selection support for each piece in the student resource and includes suggestions for Assessment for/of/as Learning; call outs to demonstrate text evidence; as well as, questions and modeled exemplars are provided for the Before/During/After and Beyond questions.
Teacher's Guide for the Series Tales from Big Spirit is designed to help classroom teachers use the graphic novel series, Tales From Big Spirit, by David Alexander Robertson. The guide provides detailed lessons that meet a wide range of language arts and social studies goals, integrate Indigenous perspectives, and make curricular content more accessible to diverse learners. It is organized into three sections.