The Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation (IRSR) Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5, 10 and 11/12 were developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association. They are our response to the call by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for education bodies to develop age-appropriate educational materials about Indian residential schools.

It is our hope that these resources will help students of all cultural backgrounds gain an understanding of the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people over Canada’s history, with a focus on the BC experience.  The materials are also designed to engage young people to take part in the journey of reconciliation.


IRSR Teacher Resource Guide, Gr. 5

IRSR Teacher Resource Guide, Gr. 10

IRSR Teacher Resource Guide, Gr. 11-12 Book 1 and Book 2

For additional details and individual units, please visit the FNESC website