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May: Next Steps for Exploring Truth and Reconciliation in the Classroom


Feeling inspired to help your students explore the history of the residential school system in Canada and to think deeply about truth and reconciliation? Here are a few steps you can take to get started.


Access Featured Resources for Reconciliation

TC² offers resources in a variety of formats. Below is a sampling of our online resources in reconciliation. Access to these samples is complimentary.

Free!What Can I Contribute to Meaningful Reconciliation?

This digital guide to teaching and learning about reconciliation was developed in collaboration with Grand Erie District School Board, Six Nations of the Grand River’s Education Department, and the Mississaugas of New Credit. It explores the causes and consequences of the residential school system in Canada. Learn more about the resource.

Grades 6–10

This unit is just one of TC²’s many published lessons, units, and courses.

Free!Inquiring into local and Indigenous histories

The following four Tools for Thought lessons focus specifically on learning about and in Indigenous contexts. Available in English and French, these lessons were developed to nurture the student competencies required for historical thinking and Inquiry. Their development was made possible with generous funding from the Canada History Fund of the Government of Canada.

Grades 4–12

These lessons are from our Tools for Thought | Outils de la pensée collection.

Free!Thinking about History

You can use this collection of online video resources and lesson plans to develop students’ ability to examine the past as an historian would. Using this approach to explore the residential school system allows students to better judge what form reconciliation should take in the present.

Grades 6–8 and 9–12

This collection is just one of TC²’s available online collections of useful classroom resources.