This resource includes six activities that relate to Black History in Canada. The six activities can be done in any order (although the student survey is a good way to start off a unit on Black History).
The six activities include:
1) A short survey that challenges students on their knowledge of Canada’s Black History. This would be a great group activity. Space is provided for students to jot down ideas. The survey results would be illuminating and interesting to share as a class.
2) Eight discussion topics which can be printed, cut up, and distributed or assigned as a group, or students can pick one or two to answer and can be completed as a written assignment (a short essay) or as oral discussion.
3) A history challenge - students place 13 Canadian Black History events/eras/milestones in chronological order. This could be done as a class, and is sure to spark some arguments and discussion. If going over the topics as a class, they can be used to raise discussion points, e.g. “how important was this particular event?”
I have arranged the answer key for this activity in two styles, one as the students would answer (1) and one with the events listed in chronological order (2). The latter might be more helpful for the teacher going over the answers and I have included the dates that apply to each of the topics.
4) A reading passage, “Remembering Black History: Monuments and Memorials”, that is one page in length. Accompanying this is a True or False activity - students choose the four false statements and rewrite them so they are correct. The text is also a great introduction to having students research the memorials and monuments mentioned or find others online or in books.
5) Create a Webquest: Students individually choose a website related to Canadian Black History (with teacher approval if you prefer) and create a series of questions for another student to answer.
6) A graphic organizer designed for students to research athlete Damian Warner, an Olympic gold medal winner in the decathlon (2020 Games) who hails from London, ON. This organizer is also included in my resource of Black History Achievers which has a total of 17 graphic organizers of 17 achievers from different fields.
Included in the resource is a Choice Board - this is optional and can be used if the classroom teacher wants to give students a choice of topics, etc.
Answer keys are supplied for objective answers.
At the time of listing, this resource is not part of a bundle. Please have a look at my bundle of 7 Black Canadian Black history resources: