The Historica-Dominion Institute is pleased to present a Black History in Canada Education Guide which will be arriving in high school classrooms across Canada in January 2011. Get your students thinking about Black History just in time for Black History Month in February!
The largest independent organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship, The Historica-Dominion Institute is committed to bringing the stories and experiences of Canada into the classroom. This innovative Education Guide explores seminal events and personalities in Canadian Black History through engaging discussion and interactive activities. It was made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group.
The tools provided here in this Guide are supplemented with additional activities and resources at the Black History Portal www.blackhistorycanada.ca.
Available in January 2011, this Guide will assist you in teaching this important aspect of Canadian history in your English, Social Studies, History or Law classroom.
This unique Guide will include:
- Activities on evaluating sources and using primary sources
- A message from award-winning author Lawrence Hill
- An activity on mapping family genealogy in partnership with Ancestry.ca
- Activities on The Historica-Dominion Institute’s national immigration speaker’s bureau and Digital Archive, Passages to Canada, including information on how to invite a speaker into your classroom
- Activities that engage Canada’s contemporary cultural landscape, including musician K’Naan, opera singer Measha Brueggergosman, author Austin Clarke, filmmaker Clement Virgo, Olympic runner Donovan Bailey and many others.
- Online supplement includes excerpts from The Book of Negroes along with related activities
- Much more!