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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month.  The national theme for Black History Month 2022 is: “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada.

Here is a link  https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html  There are posters, videos and other resources including a digital toolkit page.  You can also visit the district webpage which highlights some of the things going on around our district https://burnabyschools.ca/honouring-and-learning-about-black-history/ 

At Forest Grove, we believe that when students see themselves represented in the curriculum, the opportunity for learning allows all students to feel loved, seen, and cared for.  We also believe that “Black History is not just for black people.  Black history is Canadian history.” (Jean Augustine)

Throughout this month, classes will be participating in various activities from research projects, class discussions, and daily highlights of significant historical figures (https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/black-canadians.html).

Here are some of the things classes have been working on:

Div. 3 Research Project on prominent historical black Canadians

Div. 7 QR Code Activity on prominent historical black figuresDiv. 13 -Grade 1’s learned about Viola Desmond & designed a movie ticket for her

More to come…