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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

  • Search the same way you would search for books and add keywords such as realia, kit, or visual.
  • Select the box next to the word "OISE" beneath the main search bar
  • E.g., 

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