Black History Month is an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions blacks have made to the life of Canada in education, medicine, art, culture, economic development, politics, and human rights. Included in this resource page are field trip and outreach providers that offer programming to help educate your students in engaging and memorable ways. If you need help in finding a learning experience for your students, school or group fill out our Busy Teacher form and have programming options emailed to you based on your needs.
The museum is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells the story of African-Canadians’ journey and contributions, by preserving and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire. Programming is varied and includes Re-enactments, guided torus of the Taylor Log Cabin, scavenger hunts, slideshow presentations to Historical Photography Workshops.
CHOCOLATE SWIRL Topic: Bullying and or African Heritage Month, 40 mins – Ages: 5 - 12 years
Your students will stay engaged in this journey that takes liNle “B” through her experiences with racism and abandonment because of the colour of her skin. This story is based in 1983 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where hundreds of free slaves settled after slavery and faced poverty and racial discrimination. Tommy comes alongside Aunty B (Little B) to keep the suspense going through narrating the journey of understanding differences and equality.
HANDS-ON MUSIC & DANCE – World Cultures, First Nations, Early Canada, Early Societies, Black History and Cross-Curricular Workshops To Satisfy and Enrich the Ontario Curriculum
MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD (see video above) Students will learn and play rhythms in a world drum circle as they take a journey to Africa, South Asia, China, the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. The workshop concludes with a First Nations activity. This workshop supports and enriches the Ontario music curriculum. Your gym will be filled with instruments from around the world. Students will demonstrate the harp, lute, sitar, bazouki, steel pan, zither and percussion instruments from diverse cultures.
THREE SHOWS TO CHOOSE FROM
Students explore why diversity and inclusion are important values to Canada. Participatory music, story and multi-media provide an engaging examination of: Canada’s role in the world, the Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe people, and the important role that we each play in a Growing Canada.
•English or Bilingual Presentation (English/French)
•Live music, song, story and dance; multi-media, student participation.
A joyous celebration and a deeply touching tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela. In 1998 Mandela addressed 40, 000 students at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The show encourages Toronto’s youth to keep building on Mandela’s legacy of truth and reconciliation, peace and justice.
A show that demonstrates how our actions—or inaction—can either prevent or escalate bullying behaviors in our school community, told through a fully interactive live music presentation packed full of stories, songs, drumming and dance.
Our workshops focus on:
•Identifying examples of beat in daily life
•Distinguishing between beat and rhythm
•Distinguishing between higher and lower pitched sounds
•Creating rhythm patterns
•Singing familiar songs in tune and in unison
•Exploring instruments and sounds from various cultures
•Singing and playing expressively
•Communicating thoughts and feelings in various manners
•Recognizing the importance of each individual’s achievements and how that adds to the unity of the whole