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Teacher Guide for The Kodiaks: Home Ice Advantage

Empowering Youth to Change Conversations On and Off the Ice in Grades 4–6

By Jerica Fraser
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Education, Social Science, Language Arts, Health & Sexuality, Elementary
Ebook (PDF) : 9781774921340, 5 pages, April 2024

A free guide for educators grade 4 to 6 with lesson plans and discussion questions to support students reading The Kodiaks: Home Ice Advantage.


Use this guide in the classroom alongside The Kodiaks: Home Ice Advantage to explore themes of self-esteem, mental health, health and identity; the ongoing impacts of colonialism, particularly in sport; discrimination and racism; and building better communities through education.

Written by Rotinonhsión:ni (Kanien’kehá:ka) educator Jerica Fraser, the Teacher Guide for The Kodiaks: Home Ice Advantage supports educators in

  • engaging learners before, during, and after reading
  • using the suggested activities, discussion questions, and ideas for inquiry
  • connecting with students’ lived experiences, diverse identities, and personal interests
  • providing context and practising cultural appreciation when introducing Indigenous stories
  • confronting stereotypes with sensitivity in the classroom and beyond

Activities in this teacher guide are approachable and engaging and are most appropriate for grades 4–6. This guide can be used in a range of subject areas including social studies, history, and English language arts.