Black History Month
Date posted: February 14, 2018
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians. The theme for 2018 is Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision.
Viola Desmond was a Black Canadian woman who made history. Her image will be on the new Canadian $10 bill being released in 2018.
Read The Westcoast Reader article about Viola Desmond here.
To learn more about Black History in Canada and find teaching resources, visit:
- Black History in Canada – the January 2018 issue of Kayak, Canada’s History Magazine for Kids
- Black History Month – from Canadian Heritage, includes biographies and key events in Black Canadian history.
- Black History Month – The Alberta Teachers’ Association
- Black History Month – Canadian reading List for Kids & Teens – from The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
- Black History Month – February. Facts and Resources – from the BC Teachers’ Federation
- And, because we have winter sports on our minds these days, We love this game – black Canadians and hockey