The teacher resource guide In Our Own Words, K-Gr. 3 Authentic Resources (2012, revised 2020) has been developed to offer teachers information and guidance about how to incorporate authentic First Peoples materials into their instruction and assessment practices.  Inside, you will find lesson plans, curriculum connections, assessment resources and suggested texts.

This publication was developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association, in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Education and support from the Education Partnerships Program of Indigenous Services Canada.

This document was revised in 2020. Please use our publications form to order a hardcopy of this resource. Quantities are limited.

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Adaptation Ideas

See FNESC/FNSA Teacher Resource Guides, Units, Lessons, and Activities for Blended or Remote Learning Contexts (Dec. 2020) for adaptation ideas relating to this publication. This guide is designed to identify the units, lessons and/or activities within FNESC/FNSA teacher resource guides that can be most readily adapted for remote or blended learning situations.


UnitBLMsAssessment Tools
1: All About Men/ap. 45-50
2: Gifts from the Earthp. 67-70p. 71-75
3: Stories of the Seasonsn/ap. 89-90
4: Stories from the Skyp. 103-104p. 101, 102, 105
5: Our Animal Neighboursp. 122-125, 127-128p. 126, 129
6: The Power of Storiesp. 150-157p. 158
7: Making Our Ancestors Proudp. 169-170, 174p. 171-173
8: The Spirit of Celebrationp. 183-184p. 185