Resources by Subject → Native Languages

Ontario Curriculum, Elementary: Native Languages

Looking for resources for teaching Native Languages? The Ontario Government provides support documents and resource guides for teaches of Native Languages in Ontario.

Ontario Curriculum, Elementary: Native Languages

SlidesMania

A great website with lots of Google Slides templates to be used to teach various different subjects and lessons.

SlidesMania

Historical Perspectives

This is a blog with many interesting and relevant blog posts connecting to re-examining history through an equity and decolonized lens. It would be most suitable for a teacher’s personal professional development as well as lesson planning for the Junior and intermediate grades. There are many fascinating blog posts such as ensuring Remembrance Day is inclusive and relearning Black history which is important learning for all.

Historical Perspectives

Example Blog Post: (En)countering History and Racism by the Elevator

Equity4Educators

This website is a great resource for educators committed to teaching from an equity and social justice lens. There are many different resources shared for many categories such as Indigenous Heritage, Inclusive Education etc. The website is easy to navigate and amplifies the work of educators in the field. The site includes many resources for classroom use as well as sections on teacher leadership.

Equity4Educators

Deepening Knowledge: Resources for and About Aboriginal Education

University of Toronto/OISE has curated an extensive collection of resources to help teachers include Indigenous perspectives into their teaching. The collection also includes resources to support teachers of Indigenous Languages.

Deepening Knowledge: Resources for and About Aboriginal Education

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit connections: Scope and Sequence of Expectations

This Scope and Sequence resource document is designed to assist teachers with incorporating First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives into the classroom by highlighting where there are opportunities for students to explore themes, ideas, and topics related to Indigenous peoples in Canada in every subject area from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit connections: Scope and Sequence of Expectations

Waking Up Ojibwe – Anishinaabemodaa

The goal of the Anishinaabemodaa initiative is to bring Anishinaabemowin back into the homes of the Anishinaabe people. One way of achieving this goal is to build Anishinaabemowin knowledge and fluency among children ages 0-6. This site offers language learning support and educational resources to child care centres, community partners, families, and learners so they can incorporate Anishinaabemowin into their programming and daily routines. The aim is to engage parents, families, and anyone interested in learning Anishinaabemowin with their family and using language in their homes.
These resources are suitable for any new learner.

Waking Up Ojibwe – Anishinaabemodaa

Indigenous languages—Learning and teaching resources

Government of Canada: Tools, courses, exercises and other resources for teaching and learning Indigenous languages.

Indigenous languages—Learning and teaching resources

 

Metis Nation of Ontario 

Metis Nation of Ontario has a number of resources to help educators bring Metis culture and language into their classroom. Kits are available to order, and many resources are available for download.

Metis Nation of Ontario 

Say it First

Say it First is an exciting Indigenous language revitalization project with a vision to increase the number of speakers of Indigenous languages. Delightful story books “in the language” (with English translation and phonetic guides) guide non-fluent readers, and incorporation of a free app called Aurasma. allows an iPad or other mobile device with a camera to hover over a book, see the image in a page of the book, and then launch an educational and entertaining video. Most resources are available for free, online access.

Say it First