Teaching African Slavery in Canada – A workshop

Friday, January 24, 2014 – 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to attend “Teaching African Slavery in Canada – A Workshop” on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden.

As part of a unique workshop series on strategies for teaching Black history in elementary and secondary grades, the Ontario Heritage Trust will be offering an engaging workshop aimed at helping educators incorporate the history of African enslavement in Canada into their history program.

Facilitated by Black history curriculum specialist, educator, author and historian Natasha Henry, this informative and interactive workshop is designed for Junior/Intermediate teachers (Grades 3-10) who may not be familiar with the subject matter. Participants will leave the workshop with the knowledge, skills and tools to bring intriguing stories of African Canadians to life.

Natasha Henry is a resident of Toronto and the author of two books commemorating Emancipation Day in Canada.

This event includes an expo showcasing regional Black museum sites and a complimentary lunch.

The registration fee is $55 (including HST). Please register online by January 17.

For more information, call 519-683-2978, or email steven.cook@heritagetrust.on.ca.


Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site
29251 Uncle Tom’s Road
Dresden, Ontario

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