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Black History Month Resources

Black History Month

Every February Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month. It is a time when we recognize the struggles and celebrate the achievements of Black people throughout history. It is a time to really appreciate the diversity we are so fortunate to have in our country.

Homeschooling allows us the privilege and opportunity to incorporate a variety of subjects into our children’s education to any depth we choose. This February, and throughout the year, we hope these resources help you to educate your young ones about Black History.

Resources

The links below are some options for interactive lessons or crafts.

How did Black History Month come to be? By CBC Kids

Black History in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

29 Days Of Crafts For Black History Month

Parents for Diversity’s Resources for Teaching Black History in Canada 

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario’s Building a Just Society, Black History Resource

Books

Below are a few options for books that are fun for children to read and learn about some of the trailblazers in our history.

CBC’s 8 Must-Read Canadian Books for Children and Young Adults During Black History Month

Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada                       

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

Watch Videos about Black History

These links include some short videos you can watch or a list of 91 movies or TV shows that can help educate your family about black history.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Montgomery Bus Boycott for Kids | Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King

Proud of our History – Black History Month

Black History Month – Black Scientists and Inventors Part 1

The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman – Janell Hobson

91 Movies and TV Shows so stream for Black History Month

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