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Within the scope of this pan-Canadian review of curricular outcomes related to critical Indigenous environmental issues, publicly available curriculum documents were reviewed from each province and territory within the subject areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies for each grade in the Kindergarten – Grade 12 system. Other subjects were also scanned for relevance to the project but the primary focus of the review was the aforementioned subject areas.
While outcomes were initially evaluated based on their connections to contemporary Indigenous environmental activism, we also looked for outcomes that may not have immediately appeared relevant to this focus, but could still provide foundational opportunities to engage with related topics such as Indigenous land and environmental knowledge, philosophies, rights, and historical and contemporary issues. As such, this document is offered as a flexible resource to support K-12 teachers and others who hope to engage with critical Indigenous environmental topics in a manner that connects with provincial and territorial curricula.
In recognition of the dynamic nature of curricula across Canada and, in particular, provinces such as Alberta that are currently undergoing system wide curricular revisions, this resource is not meant to be prescriptive—we have not provided suggestions for curriculum revisions; rather, we hope that this will serve as a generative resource that invites educators to make connections to curricula from various perspectives within and between regions even after minor or significant curricular shifts may have occurred.
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Front Matter (Executive Summary, Key Terms & Concepts, General Trends)