Welcome to 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

 

4 Seasons Of Reconciliation is a unique teaching unit that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians. This unit is developed specifically for the Grade 9 or Grade 10 History course and incorporates in-class learning with multi-media, along with useful online components.


Please take the time to review the resource and consider it for your School Board. As a next step, we suggest a phone or in person meeting. At any time, during your visit, you can start the process by filling in this short form, indicating your preferences and interests:

 

 
 

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Following a successful pilot phase 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 school boards across Ontario, is now expanding into 3 other provinces starting this fall.

 
 

 

What is it?

The secondary unit is composed of 5 modules each 75-minutes in length, spanning one school week (5 days of 5 classes) of in-class learning for grade 9 or 10 history courses. It is currently in 4 provinces and is available in french.

Teachers are provided with ready-to-use PowerPoints, several multimedia resources, and a comprehensive teacher's guide. This unit features reconciliation films, class discussions and student group presentations.

Teachers can also access an online portal to further their professional development with these additional resources. This comprehensive unit provides all of the preparations and materials needed and guides teachers at every comfort level.

 

The week at-a-glance

The unit comprises of five days of interactive learning in history class, building up to the visit of an Indigenous guest in the classroom on Day 5. 

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This resource incorporates throughout the unit the historical inquiry process and provides critical inquiry tools which students can apply throughout their education. Each day, a new inquiry concept is introduced and embedded in the learning process. The Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association provided valuable contributions to this unit to ensure it is an effective tool to practise the historical inquiry process.

 

Preview elements from the unit:

 
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Teacher Guide:

The unit involves the viewing of the acclaimed film Third World Canada, class discussions as well as a visit from an Elder. The Teacher Guide will provide instructors with detailed outlines of each module’s teaching procedure.

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Powerpoints:

Teachers will be provided with six professionally designed and ready to use PowerPoints detailing the main themes and learning objectives of reconciliation.

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Multi-Media:

Provided with the unit are several multimedia resources, professionally produced by Production Cazabon and our Indigenous partners. Expect additional high quality video content will be updated to the unit each semester.

 

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Why reconciliation in the classroom?

 

 

What Teachers Are Saying: 

What Students Are Saying: 

 
 

Student Portal

Visit the student portal for their group project assignment:

Students are introduced to themes of reconciliation that connect with their own interest. While they prepare their group assignment, they visit this portal to learn about positive steps towards reconciliation and how young people are part of this change in Canada and around the globe.

In their portal, they meet historical and contemporary role models and learn about Indigenous sources and perspectives which they can apply during this unit, or in their other courses.

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Ready to learn more about the resource, the cost and licensing for your province or classroom:


How the resource benefits teachers:

4 Seasons Of Reconciliation is ready to use for your classroom, and includes a comprehensive teacher’s guidebook, along with a professional development portal. Our teaching unit is user friendly and designed to fully inform even teachers and faculty members less familiar with the themes and terminology of reconciliation. It is a necessary primer for all teachers 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 School Boards:

Our resource provides school boards 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. 

 
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Preview this additional unit, here below:

 
 

The Professional Development Portal DEMO and the Post Secondary DEMO

are also available for you to preview: 


 
 
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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.

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Helping you meet the TRC’s 94 calls to Action In Your Classrooms

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.