The ABC’s of Canadian Black History is a pre-designed curriculum enhancer tailored to an educator’s perspective for in-class teaching, presentations as well as in-depth study and research. The Kit can be used in elementary through university to inform students of the contributions of the Black community to the development of Canada since the 1600’s. The largely ignored historical role of Blacks throughout Canadian history is particularly relevant today in the multiethnic and multicultural environments in our present day schools and educational institutions.
The ABC’s kit was created to bring life to the many personalities and events which have shaped this beautiful country we call Canada. Each letter of the alphabet features a person, place or event detailing its historical relevance. The kit is subtitled “A Journey of Discovery into Canadian History”, because that’s what it is, Canadian history, that heretofore was omitted from the pages of history textbooks, because the role of the Black community in Canadian history was not deemed important, or of historical significance..
The kit itself is a turn-key lesson plan for teachers containing the following elements:
The teachers manual contains 26 turnkey lessons. When opened to any letter it features the following: A background summary illustrating the historical relevance
The Teacher’s GuideAnswer Keys to the questions raised in the Manual An illustrated glossary of words, terms, and phrases used in the Manual
The two decks of cards are intended for the student to play with and learn from. The content mirrors that in the Manual.
Supplemental materials designed to enhance student’s learning experience this bundle of exercise sheets will complement classroom activities and games or will allow individual exploration and reinforcement.
The Timeline Poster situates the character, the place and events in their context and time throughout Canada’s development.