February 2024

From Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator and interpreter whose presence in Canada dates back to the early 1600s, to Viola Desmond, a Black businesswoman jailed for refusing to leave a “whites only” area of a movie theatre in 1946, to studies of present-day discrimination and inequity, victory and courage, Black History Month offers compelling learning opportunities at all grade levels.

While there is no where near enough documentation of the lives and contributions of Black Canadians—especially in Manitoba—we’ve curated a number of resources highlighting Canadian Black history for the classroom. And knowing that allyship is essential to truly honouring, understanding, and acting on our history, the Allied Teacher’s Checklist prepared by our colleagues in the Alberta Teachers’ Association offers vitally important guidance for educators everywhere.

Click below to access these resources:

Black History Month Resources & Lesson Plans ENG | FRE

Allied Teachers’ Checklist

CBC Black on the Prairies – Teacher Guide