4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a multi-media teaching unit that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, through transformative multi-media learning. This educational initiative, developed for secondary, post-secondary and the workplace incorporates teacher guides, slideshows, videos and films along with engaging online portals.
We are what we teach:
The reconciliation education resources are produced under the guidance of the ‘4 Seasons of Reconciliation Indigenous Advisory Circle’. We work in a spirit of collaboration and co-creation with the Indigenous contributors featured throughout our resources and education units.
Benefiting the workplace:
Learn about the workplace unit - watch this short video:
Benefiting the classroom:
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a ‘ready-to-use’ unit for the classroom. It includes a comprehensive step-by-step teacher’s guide, and a professional development portal helping teachers become comfortable teaching and learning alongside their students. The units also include student online portals with age-appropriate resources. Our education units are user-friendly and designed to inform and assist even those educators less familiar with teaching reconciliation in the classroom. Technical and curriculum support for educators, as well as, opportunities to attend training events are included as part of the unit to assist teachers in presenting the content in the classroom.
The secondary unit is comprised of a series of 5 lectures each 75 minutes in length, spanning one school week (5 days) of in-class learning. This history unit is comprised of multi-media tools, PowerPoints, class discussions, as well as a student group project and is available in french and english.
The College and University unit is a three-hour in-class covering the essential topics of reconciliation, inspired by First Nations University's Reconciliation Certificate Program. Students will then access an online portal and complete two hours of additional learning through video and reading resources. A list of readings for both graduates and undergraduates will be assigned to students the week before the in-class lecture. Faculty members have access to an online portal, enriched with additional bonus material.
Disponible en Français
Les 4 Saisons de la Réconciliation est une unité d'apprentissage unique conçue dans le but de promouvoir une relation renouvelée entre les Peuples Autochtones et les Canadiens. Cette ressource a été développée afin d'aider votre école ou votre organisme à intégrer les principes de la réconciliation à tous les niveaux.
Les mêmes ressources sont disponibles en français, soit le guide pédagogique, les présentations Powerpoint, ainsi que les vidéos multi-médias prêts à utiliser dans votre salle de classe.
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.