"Students will explore all subjects and issues related to racism, social justice, and human rights. Help them to learn from history to create a better tomorrow."
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"This unit is focused on the contributions of Africans and Black Canadians to Canadian society over the last four hundred years. The unit highlights famous Africans and Black Canadians, and communities and how they have influenced different regions of Canada, socially, politically and economically. A historical background is given in order to understand the origins of slavery in Canada, and how discrimination and racism has endured to present day. There is also a focus on current contributions of Black Canada to Canadian society.
Students will comprehend the ongoing contributions of Africans and Black Canadians to Canadian society over the last four hundred years. Students will gain an understanding of the struggles and barriers that Blacks in Canada have had to face over the centuries and today. There will be an emphasis on the positive contributions of individuals and communities over the same time periods. Students will learn to question mainstream interpretations of history, as well as how Black Canadians are portrayed in present day media. Students will further develop historical inquiry, research and presentation skills."
"Students are introduced to the idea of “privilege” in relation to diversity and how it applies to media. They then look at a checklist of media related privileges to help them understand the concept."
"In this lesson students learn about the history of blackface and other examples of majority-group actors playing minority-group characters such as White actors playing Asian and Aboriginal characters and non-disabled actors playing disabled characters. They consider the key media literacy concepts that “audiences negotiate meaning” and “media contain ideological and value messages and have social implications” in discussing how different kinds of representation have become unacceptable and how those kinds of representations were tied to stereotypes. Finally, students discuss current examples of majority-group actors playing minority-group characters and write and comment on blogs in which they consider the issues raised in the lesson."
"This project addresses Canadian Black History through the use of grades nine and ten literacy lessons. Both grades nine and ten literacy lessons are catered to: Social Science, Religion, English, Math, Moderns and Art, Science and Business. The lessons focus on several literacy skills such as: a News Report, Reading Information Paragraphs, Writing a Series of Paragraphs, Reading Real-Life Narratives, and Reading Graphic Selections."
Grade Ten Lesson Plan Designed to fit into teachers’ practice, this resource kit provides links, activity suggestions, primary source handouts and worksheets to assist you and your students in applying, inquiring, and understanding Canada between 1945 and 1982.
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The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.