Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture
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As a faith community, Durham Catholic DSB embraces and promotes human dignity, inclusivity, respect, diversity and social justice.
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Durham Catholic DSB: Living Our Faith and Connecting with Our History, 2018

Durham Catholic DSB:  Living Our Faith and Connecting with Our History, 2018 | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

Educators of the Durham Catholic DSB strive to enlighten our students and help them to be informed individuals of black history and culture.

 

 

 

 

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On the following pages of this Scoop.it site, there are over 90 links to resources for educators and their students. To access these resources, either click on the following titles or click on the URL links embedded in the descriptions of the entries. We invite you to see the multiple pages of this site! Thanks for visiting.

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Black History in Canada Kayak Issue & Education Package

Black History in Canada Kayak Issue & Education Package | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
The Black History in Canada issue of Kayak and the accompanying educational materials are here!
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The Education Package on the website includes lesson plans for educators (Gr. 3-10), such as: “Exploring the Role of Black Fur Traders,” “Gradual Abolition of Slavery in Upper Canada,” and “Black Porters Fight for Equality..”
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HOZA! Black History School Presentations and Workshops

HOZA!  Black History School Presentations and Workshops | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

"Hoza" is an African word that can be interpreted as STOP, START or CHANGE!

The mission statement of HOZA! is to "create experiences that help participants to better love themselves, others, and our environment."

HOZA! offers school presentations and workshops for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

 

 

 

 

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Black History in Canada

Black History in Canada | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web Site: "The Government of Canada... recognize[s] the contributions of many black Canadians, as well as the significance of places and events that have shaped  Black History in Canada." On this site, you will find downloadable POSTERS, as well as a video centre and a virtual museum, which celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of black Canadians.

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Write a  one-page report describing a contribution from a historical figure in Canada.

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Black History Month

Black History Month | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
Ontario Black History Society
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Please see the link to the "Educators' Resources" on this page.  Here, you will find resources for Wall Mural/Media Displays in your school, as well as lesson plans!
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William Still: Underground Railroad (PBS Documentary)

William Still: Underground Railroad (PBS Documentary) | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

"Underground Railroad: The William Still Story" tells the dramatic story of William Still, one of the most important yet largely unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad.

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On this website, you will find a link so that you can watch the 55-minute PBS documentary online.

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History of Black Canadians in Hockey

History of Black Canadians in Hockey | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
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For an informative read on the significant influence of black Canadians on the origins of hockey in Nova Scotia, please see David and Darril Fosty's book, "Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925" (available at www.amazon.ca) Also see this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9s7K7fiQjnk
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Black History Canada - Resources for Educators and Students

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Lincoln Alexander

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Lincoln Alexander was one of Canada's most distinguished citizens. He served our country as Ontario's 24th Lieutenant Governor, Federal Government Minister of Labour, and World War 2 veteran.

... An almost inexhaustible list of accomplishments and accolades!

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ON THE ROAD NORTH - THE JOURNEY CONTINUES - Onward into Tomorrow

ON THE ROAD NORTH - THE JOURNEY CONTINUES - Onward into Tomorrow | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

Free educational resources for teachers and students...

The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) uncovers the history of Black Canadians and their contributions to the establishment of Canada. Come delve into the many stories and images from Canadian museums and cultural centres that explore the unique tales of Black Canadians.

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heroines.ca, Women in Canadian History

heroines.ca, Women in Canadian History | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

  Biography:  Jean Augustine (teacher, politician, social reformer)

 

"In 1993, Canadian politician Jean Augustine became the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada. An energetic advocate of social justice, she worked as the principal of an elementary school before entering federal politics. Among her accomplishments as an MP was the introduction of a motion, passed unanimously, to have February proclaimed as Black History Month in Canada."

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Drums et al: Black History Presentations  & Workshops for Schools in the Durham Region

Drums et al: Black History Presentations  & Workshops for Schools in the Durham Region | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

At Drums et al, it is positively “many hands beating one drum and achieving one goal...Drums et al offers a way to unite everybody with a universal language." Their main objective is to teach traditional West African drumming.They intend to use the power of rhythms to promote individual, organisational and community wellness.

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To celebrate and inform about black history, Drums et al has a presentation on ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA, called,  "FROM SLAVE TO SAINT."  In this assembly presentation for schools, performers will employ drumming, singing, media, anecdotes and proverbs to tell the story of St. Josephine Bakhita, with a focus on teaching the values of charity and virtue.

 

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Michaëlle Jean - Canada - CBC News

Michaëlle Jean - Canada - CBC News | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

A life of 'many possibilities':  Canada's Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, is profiled, from her birth in Haiti to the end of her appointment as the Queen's representative in Canada. Above, she is  greeting the American President, Barack Obama, on his official visit to Canada in 2009.

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St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
Josephine Bakhita was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Roman Catholic nun in Italy, where she lived and worked for 45 years. In 2000, she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. In 2012, the Durham Catholic District School Board opened a new elementary school in Ajax, ON, which is named in honour of St. Josephine Bakhita.
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"The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone… we must be compassionate!"  ~St. Josephine Bakhita
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Black History Canada

Black History Canada | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

...An amazing portal site featuring resources relevant to Black History in Canada for use in the classroom or for research. This site is brought to you by: Canadian Encyclopedia, Historica Foundation and TD Bank Financial Group.

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Communities are made up of many cultures and celebrations.  Black History Month is celebrated every year in February.

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Alvin McCurdy Collection: From Slavery to Settlement

Alvin McCurdy Collection: From Slavery to Settlement | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

Black History: Online Exhibits

 

"Early historical accounts describe black fur traders operating out of Detroit, Niagara and Michilimackinac in the 1740s and 1750s, when the region was still part of New France. In the 1780s, following the end of the American Revolution, Loyalists migrated to the region now known as Ontario...The Province of Upper Canada introduced one of the first prohibitions on slavery in North America in 1793, outlawing the importation of slaves and freeing the children of slaves on reaching the age of 21."

 

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THE JOHN FREEMAN WALLS HISTORIC SITE:The Underground Railroad in Canada

THE JOHN FREEMAN WALLS HISTORIC SITE:The Underground Railroad in Canada | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

This museum commemorates a family chapter in the famous Underground Railroad freedom movement in southern Ontario.  School visits are welcome. A commemorative plaque at the site reads: "In 1846, John Freeman Walls, a fugitive slave from North Carolina, built a log cabin on land purchased from the Refugee Home Society. This Organization was founded by the abolitionist Henry Bibb publisher of the Voice of the Fugitive, and the famous Josiah Henson. The Cabin subsequently served as a terminal of the Underground Railroad... Although many former enslaved people returned to the United States following the American Civil War, Walls and his family chose to remain in Canada."

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For more information about the background history, location,  and school visits, please go to:

http://www.undergroundrailroadmuseum.org

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http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Slavery-to-Freedom/Partners/John-Freeman-Walls-Underground-Railroad-Museum.aspx

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Black Canadians in Uniform: A Proud Tradition (Veterans Affairs Canada)

Black Canadians in Uniform: A Proud Tradition (Veterans Affairs Canada) | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
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Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott: Canada's Famous Black Doctor

Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott: Canada's Famous Black Doctor | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it



ABBOTT, ANDERSON RUFFIN, physician, educator, journalist, office holder, and hospital administrator; b. 7 April 1837 in Toronto

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Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1861 and cared for black soldiers during the American Civil War. He was also a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. After President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, presented Dr. Abbott with the shawl Lincoln wore to his first inauguration. For more information, please also see: http://blackhistorycanada.ca/profiles.php?themeid=20&id=8
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BREAKING THE ICE: The Mary Ann Shadd Story

BREAKING THE ICE: The Mary Ann Shadd Story | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

A life of significant contributions and dedication to human development: Mary Ann Shadd was an abolitionist, integrationist and suffragette. She started the first integrated school in Canada and was the first female newspaper editor and first female black lawyer in North America.

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Black History Month - Canada.ca

Black History Month - Canada.ca | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. Canadians learn about the experience of Black Canadians and their vital role in the community.
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Black Canadians: Heritage, Culture, and Contributions

Black Canadians: Heritage, Culture, and Contributions | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it
Educators are invited to browse this site for resources and information featuring Black Canadians, their heritage, culture, and contributions.  Explore the variety of resources available to support elementary and secondary school programs. Many educators from across Ontario provided advice that guided Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) in the creation of this resource,.
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At this site, you will find many links to historical and contemporary topics and people of interest. Teachers will find valuable lesson plans and engaging activities.
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Carrie Best - A Canadian Civil Rights Activist

Carrie Best - A Canadian Civil Rights Activist | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

As a black woman born just after the turn of the century in Nova Scotia,

Carrie Best defied the odds and became a poet, author, journalist and tenacious crusader for civil rights. Recognized for her many accomplishments and distinguished service to Canada, she was made both a Member (1974) and an Officer (1979) of the Order of Canada. She was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth Medal (1977) and the Minister's Award of Excellence in Race Relations (1993).

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Welcome to African Canadian Online!

Welcome to African Canadian Online! | Durham Catholic District School Board Celebrates Canada's Black History and Culture | Scoop.it

A Study of Black Cultures in Canada


This site includes historical information relating to literature, film, theatre, music, dance, culture, and much more!
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