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Periodic Table of Canadian Black History: now digital!

To celebrate Black History Month 2021 we are delighted to share with the world the digital Periodic Table of Canadian Black History in English and en Français! In 2020, we created a Periodic Table of Canadian Black History that could be installed on a bulletin board in your school building. Complete with QR codes, the …

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Is Your School Ready for Black History Month?

Welcome to Black History Month! Black History Month was first formally recognized in Canada in 1995 when the Honourable Jean Augustine, first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, introduced a motion that recognized February as Black History Month (BHM). It was passed unanimously in the House of Commons. BHM celebrates the rich and varied contributions …

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Let’s Go Adventure Outdoors (With Books!)

A recent article published in the Atlantic poses the question: Why aren’t Black children represented in books about nature?In the article, Black American librarian and Gold Star Girl Scout (Girl Scouting’s highest honour) Michelle Martin notes the absence of books on library shelves featuring Black, Indigenous, and racialized children enjoying the outdoors.  Martin tells the …

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