Essential Learning Outcomes for the KTCEA Common, Consistent Curriculum

Grades 1-9

In 2020, our curriculum specialists worked with Elders and other specialists from KTCEA and other northern school authorities to identify Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) from the provincial programs of study for Grades 1 to 9 (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science).

Our K-12 programs and services support the vision, mission and values of the five KTCEA First Nations, and are grounded in Nîhiyaw Pimâtisiwin/Cree ways of knowing and being, in a land-based learning environment.

  • We reviewed curriculum through the local context of land-based learning, nîhiyâwîwin (Cree ways of knowing and being) and the learning needs of students in KTCEA schools, across four core subjects.
  • We also matched the essential learning outcomes with each season of the school year: Fall, Winter and Spring>

Links to teaching resources that support Indigenous Perspectives and land-based learning on the Empowering the Spirit website.


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9