Appropriate for Grades 4-12

About the Program:

Explore Canada in a different way through treaties, Indigenous languages, and historical and cultural sites. We’ll learn about the timeline and locations of Residential Schools in Canada, the different types of treaties, and gain insights into the connection Indigenous Peoples have with the land on our giant Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Floor Map, created by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain insight and respect for Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and their inherent rights.
  • Identify Canada’s main landform regions, their key characteristics and Indigenous communities located within them.
  • Look at some of the many human rights issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  • Learn about the number and diversity of languages spoken by Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  • Explore the different reasons why Indigenous Peoples have moved or migrated and those movements that have been forced and chosen.
  • Locate your community on the map and identify important issues that have affected the community.
  • Examine the distribution of residential schools on the map and use the timeline to gain an understanding of the various names and labels for residential schools.
  • Use the timeline to examine the historical and present-day impacts on different Indigenous communities.
  • Learn about the different types of treaties and land agreements in Canada and their relevance today.
  • Learn to recognize and acknowledge the traditional territory, treaty or unceded territory they live on.


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