Our goal is to support teaching and learning by making connections to authentic Aboriginal resources and the new curriculum. Please connect with your Aboriginal Resource Team if you have any questions.
SD42 staff can access our complete set of resources via Spark
If you are out of district, you can still access the resources below
The First Peoples Principles of Learning
The FPPL are not a set of lesson or unit plans. This can be a challenge for educators who seek a quick or easy way to integrate them into our schools and classrooms. Many educators who are interested in including more First Peoples’ content into their schools and classrooms, or who would like the FPPL reflected in their classrooms might hope to encounter a detailed list of criteria and specific content to match up with grades and/or subject areas. This request is understandable; however, it would actually contradict one of the foundations of the FPPL, which is that context is paramount. Instead, a deep understanding of the FPPL is first necessary, and this understanding can then be used to guide educators’ choices about what is important to learn, and what kinds of learning experiences to create for, and with, learners in the contexts the learners and educators are in. This will vary from place to place, and community of learners to community of learners. Jo-Anne L. Chrona, 2014.
First Peoples Principles of Learning Poster helps guide student learning through the lens of First Peoples.
Information Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives:
- Jo Ann Chrona’s site is designed to help educators in British Columbia understand how they might incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL) into their classroom and schools
- Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom is a resource created in collaboration with 5 communities throughout the province and the B.C. Ministry of Education. It is an easy to read teacher guide on how to meaningfully bring Aboriginal worldviews and perspectives into your classroom.
Map of Indigenous Communities Across BC: