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Lesson Planning (Secondary)

Indigenous Education Lesson Plans & Resources (Secondary)

Decolonizing Teaching, Indigenizing Learning: Curriculum Bundles

First Nations Education Steering Committee:

Musqueam & MOA:

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre: Teaching and Learning Resources

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Education (includes Teaching Resources)

BC Ministry of Education:

What Can I Contribute to Meaningful Reconciliation? Teaching and Learning About Residential Schools  A unit about the causes and consequences of residential schools in Canada.

BCTF: Aboriginal Education Resources

BC. ERAC: Resources for Integrating Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Learning

Blanket Exercise
A teaching tool by KAIROS to raise awareness and understanding of the nation to nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. 

Critical Thinking Consortium: Inquiring into Local and Indigenous Histories (Gr. 1-12)

Current Topics in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies: A Foundation for Implementation

Discrimination and Identity (Gr. 9-12)

First Nation Child and Family Caring Society Lesson Plans (Gr. 9-12)

First Nations Resource Use on the Northwest Coast: Investigations into Geography, Ecology, Knowledge and Resource Management
(Social Studies – Grades 9-10)

From Apology to Reconciliation: Residential School Survivors (Gr. 9-11) 

Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing
Substantial & broad resource – provides numerous secondary lesson plans, arranged by subject, which incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: The Learning Circle: Five Voices of Aboriginal Youth in Canada (Gr. 8-9) 

Legacy of Hope Foundation: Education Resources 

Living and Working in Oona River
(Social Studies, Geography 11)

Math First Peoples (Gr. 8-9)

On the Path of the Elders (Gr. 9-10)

Putting it into Perspective: First Nations Soldiers in the First World War

Science First Peoples 5-9 Teacher Resource Guide

SD36: Indigenous Learning Teacher Website

A Sense of Place: Regional Identity, Informal Economy, and Resource Management
(Social Studies, BC First Nations Studies – Grade 11)

Traditional Plant Knowledge of the Tsimshian
(Science, Social Studies, Home Economics – Grades 9-12)

Tsimshian Involvement in the Forest Sector
(Social Studies, BC First Nations Studies – Grades 10-11)

Two Ways of Knowing, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Meets Western Science
(Science & Traditional Ecological Knowledge – Grade 11)

We Are All Treaty People

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) Resources

Search Power

Because the UBC Library's system for classifying materials is aimed at organizing research and scholarship, searching for curriculum materials can be difficult. We recommend using the following terms for a targeted search within the library catalogue for K-12 teaching and learning resources. These results have been limited to books and e-books in the Education Library:

Add these terms to the subject area, lesson topic, or theme to find books and other materials on your topic.

For example: "study and teaching" AND science

The below handout will provide more guidance for effectively searching for teaching resources in the UBC Library: