Historical Lives of African Canadian Children

Scholarly Panel

  • Natasha Henry-Dixon
  • Dr. Afua Cooper

     Image Credit: An image from the Alvin D. McCurdy fonds, held at the Archives of Ontario.

Learning Resources

Key  Concepts/Themes

migration, belonging, community building, historical significance, historical perspective, cause and consequence, continuity and change, racial discrimination

Curriculum Topics

education, community, 19th century

Grade Levels

6, 7, 8, 9


Download Article (PDF): Historical Lives of African Canadian Children
Download Lesson Plan (PDF): “To Learn Even a Little”: Racially Segregated Schooling From the Perspective of a Black Child
Download Article (PDF): To Learn Even a Little – The letters of Solomon Washington

Reference: Boraks-Nemetz, Lillian. Hoping for Home: Stories of Arrival. Scholastic Canada, 2011.

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