Resources Available in French for Teaching Black history/ Les ressources disponibles en français pour enseigner l'histoire des Noirs
At almost every workshop I facilitate I am asked by teachers about the availability of resources in the French language to teach about the African Canadian experience. In this post, I have compiled a list to share:
NEW! Kayak Magazine Trousse éducative — l’histoire des Noirs
NEW! Breaking the Colour Barrier: the Chatham Coloured All-Stars , curriculum francais
Black Loyalists in New Brunswick
African Nova Scotians: in the Age of Slavery and Abolition
We Stand on Guard for Thee: Teaching and Learning the African Canadian Experience in the War of 1812. I worked on this project on Blacks in the War of 1812. Some of these narratives and lesson plans are in French.
I developed the learning tools for the Historica Heritage Minute on Richard Pierpoint. Here are the learning resources:
Richard Pierpoint Heritage Minute Learning Tool
Richard Pierpoint Heritage Minute Supplementary Learning Tool
The History of Blacks in Canada timeline, also created by Historica, is available in French.
The Archives of Ontario has some online exhibits and lesson plans. Just click on "Francais" at the top right corner of the exhibit page:
Please note that the AO lesson plans that support the online exhibits are only accessible from this page under the grades. They have very recently revised the Black history lesson plans, so it appears they are not translated into french yet. Email them to confirm.
This website has a mystery lesson plan on Marie Joseph Angelique called Torture and the Truth: Angelique and the Burning of Montreal. While the topic is appropriate for grade 6, as it connects with the revised SSHG curriculum expectations, the lesson plans may have to be modified.
Portail du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs - Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada
Les Canadiens de race noire en uniforme – Une fière tradition: Anciens combattants Canada
Histoire des Noirs au Canada - Historica
Radio-Canada célèbre le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs (2013)
Mois de l'histoire des Noirs - Immigration Québec
Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs - Carrefour Éducation (Québec)
Histoire des noirs à Montréal - Mois de l'histoire des Noirs
L'ONF célébre le Mois de l'histoire des Noirs (films)
I will continue to add to this list. Language adds another barrier to the teaching and learning of the experiences and contributions of African Canadians. Because not all projects that focus on African Canadian history are translated into French, largely due to funding issues, this challenge creates an inequity in accessing Black history.