Black History Month is a good time for reflection and learning about the contributions of the people and communities with roots in Africa and the Caribbean. Discover three ways you can bring ArcGIS into student learning about Black History in Canada.
The Black community has made many contributions in Canada and this month we celebrate them. This is also an opportunity to discuss and learn about the history of struggle and perseverance of this community and its individuals who have overcome challenges in the face of racism and inequality.
Image from CBC’s article “23 historical black Canadians you should know.”
A great way to learn and teach about Black History in Canada is with ArcGIS technology. Here are three ways you can use it in your teaching and for student learning:
Black female freedom fighters – focus on these women who were leaders in their community.
Black history in your community – focus on prominent black people who once lived there.
Black history in your family – focus on family members.
- Create a survey using ArcGIS Survey123 to document black history in your community or another place in Canada. Here are some sample questions that you can use in your survey:
Question 1: Type of location that has Black History (Drop-down question type)
Question 2: Year of significance (Number question type)
Question 3: Person or Group Name of Significance (Single Line question type)
Question 4: Location of place (Map question type)
Question 5: Image (Image question type)
Question 6: Website (add website link with more information)
CBC article on Grade 12 students at Academie Ste-Cecile International School collecting data using Survey123 on black cemeteries. Image from Melissa Nakhavoly, CBC.
Resources on Black History in Canada
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