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What is:

 

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:

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Professional Development Unit:

The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation resource is available for professional development use in workplaces and educator sectors. This resource will assist your organization in meeting some of the ‘Truth & Reconciliation’ Calls to Actions. Watch video preview of this unit here below.

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.   


 
 
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Secondary Unit:

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. Teachers will be provided with ready-to-use PowerPoints, films, multi-media resources, as well as a comprehensive step-by-step teacher guide. Educators also have access to a portal for their own professional development, enriched with additional resources.

 
 

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.

 

 
 
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Post-Secondary Unit:

The College and University unit is a 5-hours unit with three hours in class and two hours at home. The unit covers the essential topics of reconciliation, inspired by the First Nations University's Reconciliation Certificate Program. During the unit, students access an online portal and complete the additional 2-hours of learning through video and reading resources. A list of readings for both graduates and undergraduates are assigned to students. Faculty members have access to an online portal, enriched with additional bonus material for professional development. Students also have their own learning portal.

 

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.


 
 
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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.

 

 
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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.

 

Testimonials:

This whole unit has inspired me. I have begun to educate my friends and families about the issues that Indigenous people face daily. I have learned so much in this unit. I really want to make a difference.
— Kelly, grade 10 student
This unit made me open my eyes and it should be taught, not only to students but to every North American.
— Chelsea, grade 10 student
In a way I feel emotionally attached to the unit because now I know what the First Nations people have to go through. This was, by far, my favourite unit that I’ve learned in History
— Serena A., grade 10 student
The truth and reconciliation has published 94 recommendations where 8 of those specifically target education. This resource is a gem that can bring awareness and action to a large population of Ontario students that are becoming the voice of tomorrow.
— Monique Castonguay, Conseil scolaire catholique de Providence
In my four years of doing this work, the most common sentiment I hear from teachers is that they want to teach about Indigenous history. However, they feel ill-equipped in doing it well. Thanks to the efforts of champions of reconciliation, like Andrée, we are now moving forward to an honest place, where an accurate history is presented and taught.
— Mary Ellen Gucciardi, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board