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Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching

This guide is designed to help Initial Teacher Education students find materials that centre or focus on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit worldviews, experiences and knowledges for teaching in the K-12 classroom.

Kits & Games at the Library

There are some excellent kits, games, and maps for the primary/junior level at the OISE Library:

Activities Online

There are also some activities available for free online:


Catalogue Search Tips

  • In order to find Kits and Games, we recommend that you go to the OISE Library website, using the Advanced LibrarySearch option
  • Under the LibrarySearch bar, please select "Advanced Search"

Library Search bar advanced search location

  • In the Advanced Search page, type your keywords in the free text search box, change the Search Scope location to "OISE/UT Library" and change the Format to "Kits"

Screen shot of the advanced search field illustrating the information from the last point (Keyword, Search Scope and Format)

  • We recommend using keywords such as "Native Peoples", "Indigenous Peoples", "First Nations" and your subject, such as "Art", "Math" or "Science", etc.


K-12 Manipulatives Database

The OISE Library K-12 Manipulatives Database organizes items into collections based on the Ontario Ministry of Education's documents. Collections are organized into subject areas (e.g. Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology) and strands (e.g. Arts: Music, Arts: Drama).

A manipulative is a tangible object such as a cube, prism, or solar system model that students can manipulate to acquire a deeper understanding of a concept. Other examples include puppets, games, and kits.

Recommended searches:

  • First Nations
  • Métis
  • Inuit