This list of science-themed Indigenous children's books offers titles available on campus in the University of Alberta collection. They offer opportunities to enrich science learning and include First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and knowledge.
The list was compiled based on First Nation, Métis, and Inuit resource reviews prepared by Edmonton Public School Board and recommendations from Dr. Jerine Pegg, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.
These sample Science lesson plans support Education for Reconciliation through the inclusion of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives; treaty education; and residential schools’ experiences, with learning outcomes identified in the current Alberta programs of study.
Each sample lesson plan includes content(s) or context(s) related to one or more of the following aspects of Education for Reconciliation:
diverse perspectives and ways of knowing of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, including values, traditions, kinship, language, and ways of being;
understandings of the spirit and intent of treaties; or
residential schools’ experiences and resiliency.