Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada's black community. To mark this occasion, Curio.ca has pulled together a selection of teacher resource guides, videos and audio series that honour black history in Canada.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 30 Titles

Included in this collection

Day 6 "He doesn’t need the NFL": How Colin Kaepernick controls his narrative New

Colin Kaepernick may still be without a job, but the football quarterback is making his presence known. During the 2018 NFL season opener, Kaepernick was featured in a Nike ad. Two years ago, Kaepernick became famous – and infamous – for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest against racial inequality and police violence. The former San Francisco ...
  • 2018
  • 00:07:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/22/2019

The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The Fifth Estate Black Lives Matter: The Disruptors

It grew in just a couple of years from a hashtag to a powerful movement that has taken on police shootings of black people and is defiantly challenging the political establishment. Black Lives Matter (BLM) now has over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada. The Fifth Estate takes you inside the movement with the people who helped build it. Janaya ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

The National Black Panther: For black youth, more than a superhero movie

Marvel's Black Panther has arrived to critical acclaim, but artistic merit aside, for lots of black youth it's much more than a superhero movie. CBC News followed a group of teenagers who won a screening to Black Panther to find out what the movie means to them and the lessons they learned from seeing the groundbreaking film.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Voice of the Pioneer Black refugees in Ontario

Prof. Daniel Hill continues in the second of a 1979 four-part series of interviews on black history in Ontario with CBC Radio's Bill McNeil. Hill talks about the community volunteer groups that worked so hard to help black refugees arriving in Ontario on the Underground Railway in the mid-19th century, why Ontario was their main destination, the basis of the ...
  • 1979
  • 00:09:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

Ideas Black Star Square (Part 1a of 3)

Part 1a of 3. On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast became Ghana, the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to emerge from colonialism, and the first ripple in a great wave of independence that swept Africa. Ideas producer Dave Redel lived in Ghana, and on the 50th anniversary of independence he returns to see what has happened, and what it means for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:34:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

News in Review - December 1997 Cole Harbour: A Racial Divide

Long-standing racial tensions surface again in the Maritimes community of Coal Harbour, where the high school is dealing with yet another explosion of violence.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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CBC Short Docs Deeply Rooted

Filmmaker Cazhhmere is a seventh-generation black Canadian. Despite this deep history, she’s constantly asked to explain where she’s from — even though the answer is always “Canada.” Cazhhmere is a proud Canadian. Her ancestors were among the first black settlers to come to Canada — her family has spent hundreds of years weaving itself into the fabric of our nation. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:23:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/20/2017