Appendix B: Selected Curriculum Websites

See chapter 5 for a more descriptive overview of projects and curriculum resources.

Canadian Web Sites

Aikenhead, G.S. (2000). Rekindling traditions: Grades 6 to 10 cross-cultural science and technology units. University of Saskatchewan. Free downloadable. Retrieved from

Arntzen, H. Artist response team. Teacher Handbooks and Videos. Specializes in eco-music and education activities that promote understanding ecology, Aboriginal knowledge of nature, and sustainability. To order:

Gaxsoo Canoes: A Cross-curriculum unit for grade 5. First Nations Education Services, SD 52, Prince Rupert, BC. To order:

Menzies, C. R. (2003). Forests and oceans for the future. Curriculum units on traditional plant knowledge, geography, ecology, and resource management. Free downloadable. Vancouver, Canada: Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia. Retrieved from

Native access to engineering. Award winning site for kids, parents and teachers supporting Aboriginal youth to become engineers. Concordia University, ON. Free downloadable. Retrieved from

Oceans Network Canada. Embraces diversity of ocean sciences, place-based knowledge, and cross-cultural learning. University of Victoria. Free downloadable. Retrieved from

Saint Marie, Buffy. The Cradleboard Project. Science: Through Native eyes. Nihewan Foundation, CD Rom Series. To order:

Sila Alangotok: Inuit observations of climate change. (2000). Teacher’s guide and 60 minute DVD, University of Manitoba, IISD Productions. Chronicles observations by the Inuvialuit that support the Western Science prediction that climate change would be first felt in the Polar Regions.

Summary DVD:

Teachers Guide for the Video: Free downloadable. Retrieved from

Strong Nations Publishing. One of the largest selections of Indigenous books on-line, including recent K-1, 2 curriculum resources. Nanaimo, BC. To order:


Alaska Web Sites

The Alaska materials are highly recommended for BC teachers as much of the content is relevant to west coast and Northern Canadian climatic conditions, wildlife, hunting and fishing, and food gathering technologies.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network: ANKN. A rich database of science lessons searchable by content, cultural region, and grade level. Free downloadable. Retrieved from

Alaska Science Fairs, Camps and Equipment. Promotes local and culturally relevant curriculum in science and mathematics. Retrieved from

Stephens, S. (2000). Handbook for culturally responsive science curriculum. Alaska Science Consortium and the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative. Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Free downloadable cross-cultural science units. Retrieved from


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