Books and stories are a fantastic way to help children understand anti-racism and diversity and a way to encourage and ease difficult conversations. Edmonton Public Library has created this useful literature guide for parents and educators of K-12 students featuring themes of representation, diversity and the Black Canadian cultural experience.
This education guide provides many key reference points, a timeline and discussion questions about the experiences of Black Canadians. There are also references to the Lawrence Hill novel Book of Negroes.
A collection of four teacher guides for Black History Month. Students will learn to think critically about social justice in our society and be encouraged to become agents of positive change. This resource is suitable for grades 6-10.
Every year Canadians are invited to commemorate the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. Scroll down the page to access videos about key events and people in Canada's history.
In this lesson, using art and technology, students will learn about the reasons behind the establishment of unions and associations dedicated to Black Canadians. They will come to understand the ways in which Black Canadians have been able to achieve racial equality in various spheres of society.
This is a wonderful series of interviews with children's/YA author Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, not Buddy and Elijah of Buxton. Listen to Curtis talk about becoming a writer, the writer's life and his own favourite authors.
These resources explore diversity representation in media, including Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, queer and religion. You will find resources for both parents and teachers.
This tutorial examines how entertainment and news media represent diversity and the impact these media portrayals can have on the value we place on individuals and groups in society. There are several lesson plans about the media and cultural diversity to explore.