Teaching the Book of Negroes in Grades 6-12 Classrooms

Natasha Henry, an educator, historian, and curriculum consultant, writes about teaching the Book of Negroes to students in her article, “Teaching the Book of Negroes in Grades 6-12 Classrooms.” Henry specializes in the development of learning materials that focus on the African Diasporic experience. In the article, Henry talks about how Aminata’s story in the Book of […]

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How to write about Black history for Children and Young Adults

The African Canadian Writers for Children and Young Adults next meeting is on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Come and find out how to write about Black history for a young audience. The workshop presenter is Ontario Black History Society president, doctoral candidate, and children’s book author Rosemary Sadlier. Special guest is teacher, Black history curriculum […]

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Teaching Black History

Advancing the inclusion of the Black Canadian experience in the curriculum In this 2-day course, classroom teachers will learn how to integrate Black Canadian history throughout the Ontario curriculum beyond Black History Month. Educators will gain valuable content knowledge and learn inquiry-based approaches to teaching Black history across the Ontario curriculum. This course will support teachers […]

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Natasha Henry’s workshop on slavery in Canada featured in news

Natasha Henry’s workshop on the history of African slavery in Canada was recently featured in the Chatham Daily News. Henry’s workshop aims to help Grade 3-10 teachers incorporate the history of slavery in Canada into their history curriculum; the workshop aims to help teachers learn how to incorporate the experiences of enslaved Africans in the classroom. […]

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Workshop: 100 years of Black life in Canada – After the Underground Railroad 1865-1965

100 Years of Black Life in Canada – After the Underground Railroad 1865-1965 is the next workshop in the Natasha Henry’s “Teaching African Canadian History” series. This workshop will provide classroom teachers and other education workers with content knowledge, teaching strategies, and resources for integrating the African Canadain experience from the mid-19th century to the […]

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Workshop: Teaching African slavery in Canada

Natasha Henry will be leading a workshop for teachers on “Teaching African Slavery in Canada” at Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Dresden, Ontario on Friday January 24, 2014. Please register as spots are limited. Natasha Henry is an educator, historian, and curriculum consultant specializing in the development of learning materials that focus on the African Diasporic […]

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Teaching African Slavery in Canada Workshops-two additional dates added

“Run away on the 11th September last, a negro woman, named Susannah, about 27 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high (!) smooth faced, speaks French a little and English. Whoever apprehends and secures the said negro woman so that her master may have her again shall receive a reward of ten dollars by […]

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Slavery in Canada: A Workshop for Teachers

“Run away on the 11th September last, a negro woman, named Susannah, about 27 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high (!) smooth faced, speaks French a little and English. Whoever apprehends and secures the said negro woman so that her master may have her again shall receive a reward of ten dollars by […]

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Natasha Henry featured in CBC News and Chatham Daily News on Simcoe Day

Natasha Henry—Tubman Institute’s education specialist for the Breaking the Chains project and the War of 1812: We Stand on Guard for Thee project—was interviewed by CBC News on August 5, 2013 about Simcoe Day and Emancipation Day. In the article, Natasha talks about the roots of the holiday. Natasha was also interviewd by Chatham Daily […]

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