Welcome to the 'Black History Month' edition of Myles Ahead's curated Educator Resources. This week's recommended resources are to help recognize that February is Black History Month, in addition to recognizing the importance of teaching Black History (which is Canadian History) throughout the school year.

Educator Resources:

  1. This NFB short film, Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth, is written and directed by Ileana Pietrobruno. It is made especially for elementary and middle-school classes, sharing how Harry Jerome overcame a sports injury and racism to become known as the "The Fastest Man on Earth" who also had a positive effect on humanity.
  2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story, "tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding."
  3. In this video, Steven Cook takes viewers on a virtual tour of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, a tribute to Josiah Henson, abolitionist, preacher, and author.

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