Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives - Primary School

Getting Started

In order to familiarize with yourself with the history of the Indian Residential School System and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Calls to Action, issues facing Aboriginal People in Canada, and questions relating to the integration of Aboriginal perspectives in K - 12 education, have a look at some of the resources mentioned in the Teacher Information tab.

To learn about resources for teaching about Residential School system and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, please visit the Residential Schools tab. For resources dealing with teaching about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), please visit the MMIW - Teacher Resources tab.



About this Guide

Kwey Kakina - Greetings everyone,

We wish to acknowledge our gratitude towards the Algonquin people as we are situated on Algonquin territory.        

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, in Call to Action 62, calls on Faculties of Education across Canada to provide future teachers with the resources to discuss Aboriginal issues and incorporate Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom in an appropriate, respectful manner. This guide is designed to provide some resources  that will help teacher candidates to do this. New items and resources will be added on a regular basis, so don’t forget to check in!

This guide focuses on Grades 1 to 8.


How to use this guide

This guide follows the Ontario Ministry of Education's curriculum in various subjects (Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology, etc), and offers future teachers some resources for integrating Aboriginal perspectives and discussing Aboriginal issues in the classroom. To see the various resources available to you, please click on the grade level tab.

Links to various curricula can be found below:

Social Studies (Grades 1 - 6) (2018)

History and Geography (Grades 7 & 8) (2018)

Science & Technology (2007)

Language (2006)

Mathematics (2005)

Other curricula available here

Bibliothécaire/ Librarian

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Patrick Labelle

Malgré la fermeture de la bibliothèque en raison de la COVID-19, vous pouvez communiquer avec moi par courriel à pour obtenir de l'aide avec votre recherche ou pour planifier une rencontre en ligne.

Even though the Library is closed due to COVID-19, you can contact me by e-mail at for assistance with research or to set up an online meeting.


As you will see, we do not yet have resources for every subject and grade level. Should you have any ideas for these resources, please do not hesitate to contact me: