Curriculum is the course of study for a certain subject. The stories in this category share a wide range of approaches to learning from land-based experiential land-based learning to classroom learning. They describe projects that teach traditional skills, academic skills and offer culturally appropriate support services in their regional context using a range of methods. Elders and educators support students as they develop relationships, and engage in learning that meets their needs. These stories showcase examples of programs that meet students where they are and attempt to address their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs, as consistent within a Medicine Wheel framework in order to foster a desire for learning, to achieve a specific educational goal, or allow students to see themselves in the material they are learning.
The Alternative Secondary School Program (ASSP) addresses the needs of urban Indigenous students in Fort Frances and surrounding areas by creating a culture-based educational environment where the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of a student's life are centered.