Teacher Guides/Lesson Plans

Many organizations have already constructed curriculum that you may find useful with your learner group.

The First Nation Child and Family Caring Society have constructed lesson plans that assist educators that aim to teach about social justice issues.
These guides include campaigns which FNCFCS promote and encourage all Canadians to create awareness and make a difference! This organization has invited Project of Heart participants to use the following lesson ideas while completing Step 5 (or with any class)! Choose your grade level:

Education Resources K-2
Education Resources 3-6
Education Resources 7-8
Education Resources 9-12

The Law Project was created by Monro Communications for British Columbia Social Studies Teachers’ Association. This website lets users explore issues related to human rights, social justice, and the law. Using the link below, you gain access to excellent Indian Residential School teaching resources.


The Ontario Ministry of Education funded the University of Ottawa, The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, and Project of Heart to create lesson plans  to address grade 6, grade 8, and grade 10 curricula.  Developed using Project of Heart teaching methodology, an essential element of the process was collaborating with Indian Residential Survivors Jenny Tenasco (Cecilian Jeffrey IRS), Evelyn Korkmaz (St. Anne’s IRS), and Irene Barbeau (Shingwauk IRS).


Where are the Children

Where are the Children” is an initiative established by the Legacy of Hope Foundation which focuses on educating Canadians about the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools. Information and very valuable resources have been gathered and can be accessed through their website. The ages in which a lot of the content is intended for is grades 10-12. Using the online textbooks in the “Bookcase” section of the Where are the Children website and downloadable teacher guide you and your group can begin to explore Canada’s hidden history.



For a post-secondary teaching resource, as per this post on Prof. Bobby (Stanley) Henry from Brock University’s Faculty of Education, you can view his excellent Project of Heart classroom resource here.