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16 Jan

Next month is Black History Month and this would be a good time for teachers to start thinking about scheduling this topic into upcoming lessons. I used to think that this was more applicable in the US but after reading Lawrence Hill’s book “The Book of Negroes” I knew that I had been completely wrong (for those of you who haven’t read the book I highly recommend it. One of my top ten favourite books).

The Dominion Institute has created a collection of resources for teachers to help plan a unit for Black History month.


They have also created a PDF teachers’ guide full of lessons.

Black History Canada Teachers Guide (PDF)

The National Film Board (also Canadian) has put together a collection of films for Black History Month. Many of the films can be watched on their site without purchase. This is a site that I highly recommend for the high quality of their videos and how applicable they are to discussion and critical thought in the classroom.

And again, if you haven’t read The Book of Negroes, that needs to be remedied asap!


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