TAKE A TOUR OF RECONCILIATION IN THE LECTURE HALL
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is an educational initiative developed for all post-secondary students incorporates in-class learning with multi-media and captivating online components. 4 Seasons of Reconciliation includes a comprehensive instructor’s guidebook, along with a video library portal for students and faculty. The unit is user-friendly and designed to prepare faculty members less familiar with reconciliation.
Following a successful pilot phase of the secondary unit during 2016, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation was featured at the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation’s National Round Table for Educators to great acclaim. The resource, which is currently being taught in over 20 secondary school boards across Ontario, is now expanding into the University and College level.
Helping you Meet the 94 Calls to Action in your Lecture Halls
The resources we provide are a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action, more specifically #62, which calls federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop and implement curriculum and learning resources from a First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspective. Our company has dedicated nearly 10 years to raising awareness and promoting educational initiatives about reconciliation.
4 Seasons Of Reconciliation is the culmination of a journey that continues to this day.
What is it?
This 6 hour college and university unit is inspired by the Reconciliation Certificate offered at First Nations University of Canada. It is comprised of a 3-hour in-class multi-media primer covering the essential topics of reconciliation. Students will complete an additional hour of online components, one hour of readings and have access to a library of bonus video content. An additional 2 hours of course materials are also available for faculty members to instruct their students on reconciliation tailored to their area of specialty.
How the resource benefits instructors:
4 Seasons Of Reconciliation is ready to use for your classroom, and includes a comprehensive instructor’s guidebook, along with a professional development portal. Our teaching unit is user friendly and designed to fully inform even instructors and faculty members less familiar with the themes and terminology of reconciliation. It is a necessary primer for all instructors looking to incorporate other Indigenous focused education resources into their classrooms. Our unit equips students with the essential themes and understanding about Indigenous perspectives they must possess before tackling other resources and expanding their knowledge.
How the resource benefits Institutions:
Our resource provides Universities & Colleges with a low-cost, all-inclusive means of fittingly addressing the ever-pressing mandate of teaching the intricacies of reconciliation to secondary students. The purchase price of the teaching unit also includes an ongoing support for educators, as well as opportunities to attend training seminars tailor-made to assist teachers in presenting the learning modules in class.
our advisory circle
The Indigenous Advisory Circle participates in key executive decisions for both the resources and the campaign. The circle is grounded at the centre of Canada's oldest Indigenous-controlled education centre: the First Nations University of Canada.
WE ARE WHAT WE TEACH:
The themes and narrative arch of our unit follow First Nations principles, and were drawn according to directives from our Indigenous Advisory Circle. Educators as well as schooling institutions will benefit from our ability to establish a network between participating schools and First Nations communities. This in turn will enable students and their professors to ground their learning experience in the First Nations territories and communities that surround them.
Watch A Clip:
View a clip on Residential Schools below. This video is part of the 1hr Online component students are to complete on their Student Portal. Password: cedar
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Unit or wish to pilote the resource in your Institution or Faculty please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org