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New Curriculum Aboriginal Content Document

The new curriculum includes many new opportunities for students to learn about Aboriginal culture and is an accumulation of the content in the new curriculum by grade and subject

Ministry of Education Aboriginal Curriculum Resources

On the Ministry's Aboriginal Education Page, you will find the following information:

  • Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project
  • Development of Aboriginal Learning Resources
  • Shared Learnings Document
  • First Nations Map
  • BC First Nations Language Map
  • Curriculum Documents for BC First Nations 12 and First Peoples English Courses
  • Language Resources
     

First Peoples Principles of Learning

A site created to help educators in BC understand how they might incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL) into their classsroms and schools

Where are the Children: Legacy of Hope Foundation

Resources to help teachers explore the Indian Residential School System

Ray and Mille Silver Aboriginal Library

This community library is located at the Community Aboriginal Centre (3277 Gladwin Road).  Hundreds of Aboriginal titles can be found.  Our books range from early reader kids books to non fiction adult literature.  Come visit us to borrow books any weekday during school hours.

Cultural Iceberg

This document shows how to deepen our understanding of culture

A Journey Into Time Immemorial

An interactive website created by SFU.  Take a virtual tour of a 9,000 year old Sto:lo community.  This site contains of hours of interactive information perfect for online scavenger hunts and project based learning research.

First Voices Indigenous Language Resources

First Voices is an interactive website that allows you to learn dozens of indigenous languages.

Blanket Exercise Experiential Lesson (the relationship between Canada and its indigenous people)

This experiential interactive roleplay allows students to experience colonialism in Canada and understand the relationship between the Canadian Government and its indigenous people.

Short stories and articles by Drew Hayden Taylor

Short stories and writings by renowned Aboriginal author Drew Hayden Taylor

Indian Residential School Curriculum Resources

An excellent resource for teaching about Indian Residential Schools in the classroom

First People's Math 8 and 9

This document created by FNESC is a resource intended to assist teachers in indigenizing math instruction

Metis Virtual Museum

This is a virtual museum that includes information on Metis people in Canada

10 Books about Residential School to read with your kids

CBC Article about books to read to your children 

Where are the children? Residential School Online Resource

This is an interactive site that explores the history of Residential Schools in Canada

Aboriginal Contributions During the World Wars

Information on Aboriginal people's contributions to Canada and the world 

21 things you might not have known about the Indian Act

This is a powerful resource to dig deeper into the Indian Act

Sharing Circle Instructions

Sharing Circle Instructions for classrooms

Talking Circles

Talking Circles Fact Sheet

Aboriginal Perspective - Talking Circles

Teacher Toolkit - Talking Circles

First Nations Education Steering Committe

These items are grade specific, but can be adaptable or used as information for other grades.
Science First Peoples (5-9 Teacher resource guide) 
In Our Own Words (K-3) literature ideas

12,000 Years of BC History in your classroom

Outside presenter available for classroom bookings, find out more here

9000 Years of History in the Land of the River People - The Sto:lo (shared with permission)

Introduction
Teacher Reference Information Package
Unit 1 - Module 1 - Who are the Sto:lo
Unit 1 - Module 2 - Oral Traditions
Unit 1 - Module 3 - Transportation Trade Routes
Unit 2 - Module 1 - Housing
Unit 2 - Module 2 - Social Structure
Unit 2 - Module 3 - Rites of Passage
Unit 3 - Module 1 - Cedar
Unit 3 - Module 2 - Fishing
Unit 3 - Module 3 - Potlatch