Considering a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

In my infographic, I tried to highlight ideas for teachers to consider how they can properly engage in a more Culturally Responsive Curriculum. I third to divide my ideas into several different categories – thinking about the history of colonization, essential areas across the lives of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada, and how they are still impactful today. The Infographic is presented as a series of questions for educators to consider across their practice. They can use this as a launching point to think about how they can try to look at their practice through an Indigenous lens and help them decolonize their teaching approach. It looks at many different aspects, from viewing their students in a more holistic light, more akin to the Inuit ways of education, to including relevant resources and ensuring that they are teaching the real history of Canada, where things were a lot more complex than previous generations had believed. Although it is impossible to encapsulate the entirety of teaching all aspects of Indigenous life, up to and including more recent history, my hope is that these broad strokes, as well as the questions I have asked, will be enough to make educators reconsider their teaching strategies and work to ensure that they are preparing and focused on a culturally responsive curriculum.