Instructor Portal Demo
Welcome to the Post-Secondary Portal
About the Demo:
For the demo, many of the elements of this unit have been 'switched off' except for a few preview elements meant to provide you with an overview of the portal. If you need to tour the full unit with all its elements, please do not hesitate to contact us: 4Seasons@ReconciliationEducation.ca
The Professional Development Portal DEMO and the Secondary Unit DEMO is also available to preview at the very end of this page.
Start Teaching Reconciliation
First step: download the short step-by-step Instructor Guide below:
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a multi-media teaching unit that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, through transformative learning. This educational initiative, developed for secondary, post-secondary and the workplace incorporates teacher guides, slideshows, videos and films along with engaging online portals.
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is an educational initiative developed for all post-secondary students which 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 five-hour unit is user-friendly and designed to prepare faculty members less familiar with reconciliation.
Watch the introduction video:
Introduction video: running time 4:38 min.
This introduction is part of the in-class media and provides the context of the unit. Before downloading the below elements, we invite you to watch it.
Overview of In-Class Slideshows
In DEMO MODE we provide you access to one example of the deck of slideshows (PowerPoints) available in this unit.
Preview the Sample SlideShow Below:
Overview of Readings
These additional readings were recommended by our Advisory Circle:
"3rd World Canada" Preview
Hour 1 of in-class :
Show the film from Productions Cazabon, 3rd World Canada, (47mins). 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, students are motivated to learn more about the history and the journey towards reconciliation.
In DEMO MODE: we invite you to watch the 5-minute preview:
Preview Term Bank
Download the Term Bank which defines common terms used throughout the unit and their suggested usage below:
First Contact Link
Here is the link to the short humourous film 'First Contact' (1:45 min.) by artist Steven Paul Judd. It will be presented before PPT#2 Pre-Contact, below:
Visual Overview of Professional Development Videos
These videos, produced by our team, will delve deeper into unit topics such as Treaties, Colonial Policies and testimonies from residential school survivors. It also includes videos created for you as educators.
In DEMO MODE: Preview some of the videos here:
The Student Portal
This portal is where students access the unit content once you have provided them with the link and password.
External Professional Development links
Browse the external links to further your professional development:
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Final Report:
100 Years of Loss: The Residential Schools System in Canada
For Further Learning:
If you would like to further your knowledge of Reconciliation, you can take the Certificate of Reconciliation Studies course at the First Nations University of Canada. This 18-credit (6 course) Certificate of Reconciliation Studies (CRS) was created on the heels of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the CRS program focuses on recognizing the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and the need to promote healing, equity and respect for /of Indigenous cultures and values in Canadian Society.