The resources included here align curriculum, instruction, and assessment with the goal of improving student learning.
These resources are selected to support early childhood programs that focus on the development of children from birth to entrance into formal schooling.
- North American Division Early Childhood Learning Website (External Link)
These resources are selected to support programs from preK through the elementary grades. Subject-specific microsites can be accessed by clicking the NAD link below.
- North American Division Elementary Curriculum (External Link)
SDACC Canadian Pathways:
- The Little Word Catcher DLG - Grade 2
- When The Cherry Blossom Fell DLG - Grade 5
- Underground to Canada DLG - Grade 6
- Blizzard of Glass DLG - Grade 8
Pathways to French:
This program has been created to help teachers who teach French as a Second Language in a multi-grade class, and who are not bilingual. The goal is to help teachers foster in their students those skills, abilities, and attitudes required for the development of communicative competence in the French language. Communicative competence can be defined as the ability to comprehend, and to negotiate and convey meaning in an effective, creative, and culturally appropriate manner. All the material presented in this program aims to stimulate in students the desire to continue to enhance their ability to use French. It aims to nurture these aspirations by providing a solid foundation on which students can build throughout life.
- Pathways to French - Handbook, Teacher Manual, & Activity Sheet Info
- Teacher Guides and Flashcards
Teacher Guides and Flashcards for Year 1-2-3, Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3.
- Pathways to French - Audio Files
Files including songs, dialogue, vocabulary, oral comprehension, stories, and dictation for Year 1-2-3, Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3.
For password to access these audio files please email firstname.lastname@example.org. (External Link)
- Pot-Pourri I, II, III
Blackline masters and answer keys for Pot-Pourri I, II, III.
Note: Pot Pourri I, II, and III are published by Pearson Canada and reproduced with permission from Pearson Canada.
- Je Chante en Francais! - 1 (Music CD)
- Je Chante en Francais! - 2 (Music CD)
- Je Chante en Francais! - 3 (Music CD)
These resources are selected to support high school programs in SDACC schools across Canada. Subject-specific microsites can be accessed by clicking on “Curriculum” at the NAD link below.
NAD Secondary Website:
- NAD Secondary Education Site (External Link)
Additional Resources (Secondary):
These resources address various student learning needs to help students at all grade levels experience success.
- NAD REACH Website
The REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven) initiative provides teachers with resources, training, and ongoing support. (External Link)
These resources support assessment practices. The link below can be used to access the NAD Assessment Toolbox:
These resources support assessment practices. The link below can be used to access the NAD Assessment Toolbox.
- NAD Assessment Toolbox
This toolbox is designed to provide strategies and resources that support assessment practices, early childhood through 12th grade.
Use this tool to access Assessment information and resources. (External Link)
The resources here have been provided by the SDACC Indigenous Relations department, some in partnership with First Nations University of Canada, and are designed to increase understanding and promote respectful reconciliation.
Indigenous Resources for Schools:
- Downie & Wenjack Fund - Legacy School Resources
The Legacy Schools program began five years ago with 300 schools pledging to take reconciliACTION. Since that time, the program has grown to over 5600 schools, with representation in every province and territory. By signing up, teachers and youth group leaders will receive free resources, which include copies of the Secret Path book, educational resources (virtual & in class), a reconciliACTION Guide, a DWF school flag, and access to over 650 free online resources. (External Link)
- Gord Downie & Wenjack Chanie Fund
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples. (External Link)
- Indigenous Education - The National Centre for Collaboration
The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) is hosted by First Nations University of Canada, which has a 40-year history of being Indigenous-owned, operated, and controlled. The Centre is grounded in principles of respect, reciprocity, and relationship, which are understood in Indigenous ways and honoured according to Indigenous protocols and customs. (External Link)
- National Centre for Truth and Reconcilation
Resources for Truth and Reconciliation Week (September 27 - October 1) (External Link)
- National Film Board of Education Blog
The National Film Board of Canada in general is a very good resource for Indigenous created media. It has some great resources/lesson plans connected with it. (External Link)
- Orange Shirt Day (External Link)
- The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Resource Books
A list of books for any teacher looking for Orange Shirt Day resources (for all ages). (External Link)
- Full Circle: First Nations, Metis, Inuit - Ways of Knowing (A Common Treads Resource)
Full Circle: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Ways of Knowing is the fifth in a series of Common Threads classroom resources produced by and for Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) members. Each project in the series tackles an important social issue that is cross-curricular in nature
and compels students to examine their beliefs, choices and actions. This project addresses a current shortage of curricular materials that focus on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, history and culture. Although many of these lessons can be used by teachers of Native Studies and Native Languages, they were developed for use by teachers of history, civics, social sciences, careers, English and science. All provincial curriculum documents include a statement about the importance of using learning resources that are inclusive of and sensitive to diverse cultures, including Aboriginal people. These lessons will assist educators with achieving this goal.
- Indigenous Knowledge & Wisdom Centre (IKWC) (External Link)
- LibGuides: Four Feathers Writing Guide
Learn more about traditional Coast Salish teachings and approaches to learning that can support your development as an academic writer. (External Link)
- University of British Columbia - Indigenous Education K-12 (External Link)
- Aboriginal Teacher Education Program - University of Alberta
This foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit is critical for teachers, school leaders and education stakeholders to understand and apply new ways of knowing necessary to advance reconciliation and shift thinking and attitudes. (External Link)
- Alberta - Guiding Voices
A curriculum development tool from Learn Alberta for inclusion of First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives throughout curriculum. (External Link)
- Alberta - Walking Together
An excellent resource from Learn Alberta that includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum. (External Link)
- University of Alberta - Indigenous Canada Course
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions. (External Link)
- University of Calgary (External Link)
- University of Toronto
Resources for and about Indigenous education. (External Link)
- University of Toronto - Indigenous Centre (External Link)
- University of Manitoba - Indigenous Education (External Link)
- Ontario Teachers Federation - Indigenous Resources
This site offers stories in 10 videos and 11 photo essays based on an inter-generational and intercultural exchange on food issues. For five years, a small group of food activists have connected across big differences – youth/elders, rural/urban, Indigenous/settler, Canadian/Mexican. (External Link)
- Indigenous Perspectives - Educational Resoures for French Teachers (External Link)
- Quebec - Education for Reconciliation
LEARN works with schools, communities, and organizations in Quebec to put useful resources in the hands of educators. Our goal is to be more inclusive of Indigenous histories and to foster bonds between communities. (External Link)
- Quebec - Indigenous Education: Walking Both Sides of the River
A brief presented to the Quebec Minster of Education, Recreation and Sports. (External Link)
- Nova Scotia - Indigenous Curriculum Teacher Resources
In this section you will find a variety of resources that will provide you more information about the Mi'kmaq and other Aboriginal people in Nova Scotia and Canada. (External Link)
Links to provincial departments of education across Canada have been provided here.
Provincial Ministires of Education:
- Departments of Education Across Canada (External Link)
- Alberta (External Link)
- British Columbia (External Link)
- Manitoba (External Link)
- New Brunswick (External Link)
- Newfoundland and Labrador (External Link)
- Northwest Territories (External Link)
- Nova Scotia (External Link)
- Nunavut (External Link)
- Ontario (External Link)
- Prince Edward Island (External Link)
- Quebec (English) (External Link)
- Quebec (French) (External Link)
- Saskatchewan (External Link)
- Yukon (External Link)