Friday, 25 January 2013

February is Black History Month

Assalamualaikum Dear Teachers,

Here's an excellent opportunity to connect Islamic Studies with Social Studies. February is Black History Month. A significant number of African slaves that were brought to the New World were Muslims. It is an excellent way to illustrate to our students that Muslims have a long history in the West and have made significant contributions to the development of the civilizations in the West. It is also an excellent opportunity to tell our students the story of the oppression of a race of people.

I would really like to see at least one lesson plan by each homeroom teacher that focuses on Black History during the month of February. Here are some resources to update yourself on this topic:

Black History Month Resources from Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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