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Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this lesson to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

Note: As long as the 'Acknowledgement Protocol' is followed to honour the Land and the People where a lesson plan originates, lesson plans appearing on NCCIE.CA may be adapted to different places and different ages of learners. What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?   Read More


Name Role/Job Title Place
Leisa Desmoulins
Melissa Oskineegish
Mackenzie Orlando

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this lesson plan, students will be able to:

1. Identify components of wholism, Indigenous cultural perspectives, intergenerational learning, and reflection in lesson plans.

2. Revise a lesson plan to greater incorporate wholism, Indigenous cultural perspectives, intergenerational learning, and reflection.

Teachers' Guide


  • Intellectual (e.g., Rational, Logical) Learners
Title Type
Lesson Plan Review Handout File
  • Spiritual (e.g., Relational) Learners
  • Intellectual (e.g., Rational, Logical) Learners
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Sample Lesson Plan Supplies and Equipment
Supplies: chart paper and markers Supplies and Equipment
  • Physical (e.g., Tactile, Experiential, Visual) Learners
  • Emotional (e.g., Feeling, Intuitive) Learners


This section contains information for assessing progress in students' learning. While Indigenous approaches to assessment may be highlighted, conventional assessment methods may also be discussed:
Title Type
Assessment Resource: Feedback Form File
Assessment Resource: Lesson Plan Review Handout Exemplar File

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Resource for Instructors and Students: ACDE Accord on Indigenous Education File
Resource for Instructors and Students: TRC Calls to Action File
Video resource on Ethics in the Classroom Link
Our Words, Our Ways File
Exploring the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession through Anishnaabe Art Link

Holism and All Our Relations

This lesson plan has been developed with an Indigenous lens that is holistic in nature, a way of being and knowing that acknowledges our relationships with 'all our relations', including plants and animals, other human beings, the water, land, wind, sun, moon, stars, and more - everything seen and unseen. With 'all our relations' in mind, this lesson plan has been developed with a focus on:

Ethics in the classroom: care, truthfulness and trust, respect, integrity
Healthy relationships in school and community
Connections with everyday life
Participatory and experiential learning activities
Healthy relationship with self and identity
Personal reflection time (connecting with thoughts and feelings)

Lesson Plan Length

Estimated Length (hh:mm): 1:15
(includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)

Other Details

Stream: Na
Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for: Ontario

Lesson Plan Topics


Please contact Leisa Desmoulins  for more information.