Black History Month takes place every February in Canada and in the US. It is a month to celebrate and remember the numerous contributions blacks have made in Canadian and American history. Black History Month also allows for examining contemporary culture and the individuals and events that have made a mark in today’s society.
The award-winning Black History Canada website provides resources for instructors to use with their students to explore this dynamic history of black culture and important black personalites with a specific look at the Canadian angle. Their downloadable Black History Guide (pdf) and links to numerous sites allow instructors to bring black history to the classroom. Although not specifically designed for ESL students, the site and guide are suitable for intermediate-advanced level classes.
(Thanks to Akua Joseph for the resource tip).
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