module 1

Colonial lens: 

In this introductory module, you will learn how the narrative of Canadian history is coloured by a colonial lens. We will re-examine history from Indigenous worldviews, and how our colonial past has affected the ways in which we see and speak of Indigenous people to this day. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify possible cultural biases shaping Canada’s historical narratives. 
  • Explore historical events shaping the Canadian landscape of which they may not have been aware. 
  • Realize that most history books are written for and by dominant societies and rarely include Indigenous worldviews. 
  • Understand that Canadian is inherently a colonial state.

Video: introducing 4 seasons of reconciliation

Watch the following video (4:47 mins) before proceeding to the unit slideshow.

Slideshow: Colonial Lens of History

Complete the following slides below (9:00 mins) before proceeding to the unit quiz.

To get a printable PDF version of these slides, use the download link below. 


Complete Module 1: Take the quiz (4 questions)