This is a quick collection of some background material important for educators. Obviously there is a lot I still need to add, including resources for the classroom. Please let me know if you think of something that should be on this page!
This is a good time to lean on the best practice of creating “norms” to ensure safe spaces for conversations. Norms are “an agreement among members of a classroom or school about how they will treat one another,” according to Gary Borich, Professor of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. They are effective because they are generated by the students, rather than “rules” imposed by the teacher. Read More…
Perspective Through Picture Books
As suggested by Naomi O’Brien and LaNesha Tabb at the ReLit Conference August 2020.
Aboriginal Education by the B.C. Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education
Indigenous Ally Toolkit by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada by Canadian Geographic
Sikh Pioneers in British Columbia
Becoming Canadians by Sarjeet Singh Jagpal
Chinese Community in Canada
Black History in Canada – A Video Timeline
Viola Desmond – Canadian Encyclopedia
The Guide to Allyship by Amelie Lamont
Islamophobia Lesson Plans from the BCTF
- Islamophobia Primary Lesson Plan
- Islamophobia Secondary Lesson Plan: Part 1
- Islamophobia Secondary Lesson Plan: Part 2
To say “Hamdulillah” is to be grateful for what one has. The images of the past decades have cast a veil on our identity as a people. This video is a global collaborative effort by 10 photographers—from London to Lebanon, Cairo to Canada, and Abu Dhabi to America—to create a portrait of the new global citizens. They are DJs, MCs, poets, architects, teachers, doctors, parents, and children. Most of all, they are people.