Welcome to 4 Seasons of Reconciliation
This unit is aimed at the grade 10 history course and can be adapted for other secondary courses. The pilot phase took place spring 2016 and the materials were finalized and ready for the classroom. Joining our team of ongoing writers and reviewers is Anishnaabe author Maurice Swtizer, We are All Treaty People.
- The Teacher Guide is a detailed step-by-step companion for each of the five days with everything you need to teach each unit
- Professional Development this section can be shared with all staff to deepen their knowledge of 'Truth and Reconciliation'
- The student section: This section is for their group project as well as a resource they can access beyond the week
You can access and save on your computer all of the media content, PowerPoints and teacher guide by following the steps below.
How to start:
Download the Unit Here:
Review the Teacher Guide:
4 Seasons of Reconciliation (PDF)
Download the '4 Seasons of Reconciliation' week-long unit and all additional materials above from the Dropbox link provided above. The full teacher guide with all curriculum links provides a detailed break-down of each day of the week-long unit.
Preview the film yourself before showing it in class on Monday.
Module 1 - Show the film from Productions Cazabon, 3rd World Canada. The film is part of the 'truth-telling' of the current reality of where we are in the continuum of reconciliation. From seeing the truth, learners are motivated to learn more about the history and the journey towards reconciliation. It is the eye-opener needed to unpack the the movement of 'Truth & Reconciliation'.
Type this password: endthirdworld
Review PowerPoints in Advance
These are the powerpoints for Day 2, 3, 4 and 5 that you will find in the Dropbox folder:
- PPT #1 - The colonial lens of history
- PPT #2 - Wampum Belt Teachings
- PPT #3 - We are all Treaty People
- PPT #4 - What is reconciliation in Canada?
- PPT #5 - Student reconciliation movement
- PPT #6 - Restitution in Canada
Explore The Professional Development Section:
Access the professional development section to learn more at your own pace. This section is divided into smaller topics which allow you to learn more about Residential Schools, Youth perspectives on Reconciliation, Aboriginal Heroes, Survivor testimony and more.
The password is: summer2016
Explore the Student Section:
In module 1 students receive a handout which provides them access to the student log-in section of this website. Instructions provided lead them to browse the topic library and choose their top 3 choices for the group project. In groups they will work on a 3-5 minute Powerpoint presentation related to their topic preference (according to class size and dynamics). Teachers are encouraged to browse the topics for their own awareness.
Unit Preview & Highlights:
Tour the unit with a day to day outline and preview some of the multimedia highlights to help you familiarize yourself with each component of the unit before reviewing all the materials.