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Educator Resources from

Black Canadian Women: A Legacy of Strength - a compre- hensive document divided into primary, junior and inter- mediate lesson plan about black Canadian women, their contributions to society and the meaning of perseverance. Click Here for the corresponding biographies.

Social Justice Begins with Me: Curriculum Insert for Grade 7 - Author Virginia Hamilton retells 24 black Ameri- can folktales, including animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom.

Racism Hurts Junior and Racism Hurts Intermediate - Les- son plans and activities based on the story If I Had a Name

Awareness, Engagement and Activism: A Social Justice Approach - An ETFO resource for Grade 5 and Grade 7 that explores equity and social justice themes through chil- dren’s books, activities and related resources.

 Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

Black History in Canada: Education Guide - Historica Canada creates an excellent resource that includes information on slavery, human rights, preserving Black History and celebrat- ing successes in the 21st century.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Nine complete classroom lesson plans that encourage empathy and awareness.

The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery - Extensive interactive lesson plans, slideshows, activity guides and access to primary resource documents.

Online Resources

8 Things You Can Learn About Black History In Canada -

Black History Canada - An annotated guide to online resources on the history of Canada’s Black community.

Historica Canada: Black History Canada - is a gateway to authoritative online resources about Black history in Canada, thematically organized and annotated.

Ontario Black History Society - is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.

Teaching African Canadian History - A website created to share resources and provide support to educators striving to include the African Canadian experience across the curricu- lum with the aim of enriching the learning experiences of all students in their classroom.

Online Games and Interactive Learning

Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom Education Guide - (Grade 6 +) This game compels students to do more than memorize but instead requires them to apply a variety of knowledge, skills and strategies as they virtually escape from a southern plantation and head north toward free- dom.

Breaking the Chains: Presenting a New Narrative for Can- ada’s Role in the Underground Railroad - a web-based edu- cation project that aims to share new research about Can- ada and its African Canadian pioneers.

Primary Source Set: The Underground Railroad and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 - an online set of primary sources that primary sources. This to be used in conjunc- tion with the Teaching Guide that offers discussion topics and classroom activities for junior, intermediate and secon- dary students.

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