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
  • 21 Titles

Included in this collection

The National The inspiring journeys of three Canadian teenagers

The National shares the inspiring journeys of three Canadian teenagers who have all experienced hardship, but are using their challenges to bring about change in their communities.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

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

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]

CBC Short Docs Freedom Summer

At this summer camp in Toronto, Black youth learn about self-love and Black liberation. Moon is a 13-year-old discovering what it means to take responsibility as a leader. Rihanna is a seven-year-old learning to love the skin she’s in. Freedom Summer follows them as they learn about themselves and others at Black Lives Matter Toronto’s Freedom School — a summer camp where ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

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

The National ViewPoint | Why it's time for Black History Month to go

Writer Bee Quammie delves into Black History Month in Canada: "There is no benefit to treating black history like something that goes stale by March 1st, because Black Canadian history is Canadian history."
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

CANAdooDAday Viola Desmond

The story of one of Canada’s most famous civil rights icons, and the soon-to-be- face of the $10 bill is told.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about Black History in Canada?

How much do we know about black history in Canada? Who were the key figures? What do we lose when we don't include black stories in our history? Moderated by Amanda Parris, host of Exhibitionists on CBC Arts, the panel includes: Nikki Clarke, Ontario Black History Society; Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University; Andrea Davis, York University; and Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2017
  • 00:50:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How Much Do You Know about Black History in Canada? - Viewing Questions

CBC Short Docs Walk Good

In this stirring portrait, a grieving mother reconciles her life after each of her three children is murdered in three separate and unrelated shootings. As a single mother, Carol Roache understood the myriad of complex and deadly struggles that black youth face each day, and she carefully prepared her children for the world that awaited them. She raised them to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

Firsthand The Skin We're In

Urgent, controversial and undeniably honest, The Skin We’re In is a wake-up call to complacent Canadians. Racism is here. It is everywhere. It is us and we are it. Following celebrated journalist Desmond Cole as he researches his hotly anticipated book, this documentary from acclaimed director Charles Officer pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • The Skin We're In teacher guide