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Black History in Canada

Curriculum Target Grades: 5, 6, 9, 11

Suitable for Grades: 4-12

Presented in collaboration with Black History Manitoba, this live, interactive Virtual Field Trip will take a broad historical look at the contributions made and challenges faced by Black communities in Canada. The program highlights individual stories with a Manitoba emphasis.  Exploring Canada’s Black History, students will come to better understand and apply the concept of historical significance in their own approach to investigating Canada’s history.


Curriculum Connections

Grade 5

  • KI-010: Describe the cultural diversity of pre-Confederation Canada.
  • VI-005: Value the contributions of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, French, British, and diverse cultural communities to the development of Canada.
  • VI-006: Appreciate the historical roots of the multicultural nature of Canada.
  • KH-032: Relate stories of the people and events of the fur trade.
  • KH-037: Give reasons for the migration of the United Empire Loyalists and describe their impact on Canada.
  • VH-012: Demonstrate empathy for the struggles of the peoples of early Canada.
  • KG-045: Identify global factors that influenced immigration to Canada.

Grade 6

  • KC-005: Identify rights and freedoms described in the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and explain why they are important.
  • KI-008: Identify various groups that immigrated to Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and give reasons for their emigration.
  • KI-010: Describe various challenges faced by new immigrants to Canada.
  • KI-021: Identify various individuals from Canada’s past and present, and describe their achievements.
  • KH-037: Describe changing roles for women in Canada from 1914 to 1945.
  • KG-042: Describe Canada’s involvement in the Second World War and identify its impact on Canadian individuals and communities.
  • KP-054: Identify factors that contribute to inequities in Canada and propose solutions.
  • KE-059: Give examples of inventions and technologies created in Canada.

Grade 9

  • KI-019: Describe effects of stereotyping and discrimination on individuals, communities, and regions.
  • KH-030: Describe social and cultural injustices in Canada’s past.
  • VH-009: Value the contributions of diverse cultural and social groups to Canadian society.
  • VH-010: Appreciate that knowledge of the past helps to understand the present and prepare for the future.

Grade 11

  • Enduring Understandings:  Immigration has helped shape Canada’s history and continues to shape Canadian society and identity. The history of Canadian citizenship is characterized by an ongoing struggle to achieve equality and social justice for all. The meaning of citizenship has evolved over time, and the responsibilities, rights, and freedoms of Canadian citizens are subject to continuing debate.


Email [email protected] or call 204-988-0626 for more information and to discuss options for your class, group, or family.