Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Recommended Websites

  1. Anti-Racism Resource Centre - http://www.anti-racism.ca

  2. Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario's website about the issue - http://www.etfo.ca/AdvocacyandAction/

  3. Ontario Human Rights Commission website explains your rights and responsibilities when it comes to racism and racial discrimination - http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/code_grounds/race

  4. Teaching Tolerance is a site for educators to find thought-provoking news, lessons, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools - http://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources

  5. For information and resources specific to Black History Month, please see the following websites:

 

Strategies for School and Classroom

  1. CBC archives – video clips showing examples and stories of racism - http://archives.cbc.ca/society/racism/

  2. An article by the Indiana University on teaching and learning about racial issues in the modern classroom - http://radicalpedagogy.icaap.org/content/issue5_1/02_grant.html

 

Lesson Plans

  1. Safe@School Project - A joint project between COPA  and the Ontario Teachers Federation, Safe@School is designed to foster positive systemic change for teachers, students, and the education system overall. The link provided will take you to a compilation of lesson plans related to RACISM - http://safeatschool.ca/index.php?q=resources/resources-on-equity-and-inclusion/racism/tool-kits-and-activities

  2. The Ottawa Carleton District School board provides a lesson plan entitled: “Apartheid in Africa and in Canada” - http://lyceum.algonquincollege.com/swbp/africa//lessonplans/
     
  3. KPR's Kawartha Heights P.S. hosted "Reading the World Day" in 2013 for their primary and junior students. This day was an opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world through stories and related activities. The book list and activity plans are available here - "Reading the World Day"

  4. "Tomboy" is a 14 minute animated film for children. It is a great teaching resource on topics of gender stereotyping, bullying and cultural diversity in the classroom. It is accompanied by a Teacher's Toolkit with lesson plans for grades 1-6 - http://coylefilms.com/stuff/ and http://vimeo.com/10772672

  5. Teaching Tolerance is a site for educators to find thought-provoking news, lessons, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools - http://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources

 

Related Resources

  1. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination UN - http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/

  2. UN site, rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism - http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/racism/rapporteur/index.htm

  3. Media awareness website provides professional development for teachers on “media and race” and other subjects -
    http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources

  4. Ontario Human Rights Commission’s website offers examples of racial discrimination -
    http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/examples-racial-discrimination

  5. Safe@School Project - A joint project between COPA  and the Ontario Teachers Federation, Safe@School is designed to foster positive systemic change for teachers, students, and the education system overall. The link provided will take you to a compilation of resources related to RACISM - http://safeatschool.ca/index.php?q=resources/resources-on-equity-and-inclusion/racism/reference-materials

  6. ETFO - Social Justice Begins With Me resource provides a list of K-8 picture books dealing with race (http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/SocialJustice/Booklists/Race%20booklist.pdf), immigration (http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/SocialJustice/Booklists/Immigration%20booklist.pdf)
    and anti-semitism (http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/SocialJustice/Booklists/Anti-Semitism%20booklist.pdf).

 

Media Net and Professional Library

An Equity & Diversity Calendar Resource List has been created in MediaNet. Click the link below to go to the Resource List page and then click on the Equity and Diversity Calendar heading to see the complete list.

For related resources, see the list links for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, National Aboriginal Day, International Human Right's Day, World Religion Day, Black History Month and World Day for Social Justice.
 

Dates of Significance

  • February - Black History Month
  • March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

 

Please view the Equity and Diversity Calendar for more information on holy days and days of significance.

 

Equity and Inclusive Education

Equity and Inclusive Education: A Resource Compendium
For Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in Ontario
This document is designed as a reference tool for educators who wish to expand their 
knowledge and understanding with a view to creating an equitable and inclusive education system and 
celebrating diversity and respect for everyone in our schools and society. It includes a number of resources for a diverse range of topics and issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
View this compendium, located on the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) website.

  • Also available on the OESC website is a new Equity and Inclusive Education Resources database. This new link will provide school board staff access to a searchable selection of over 500 resources that support all aspects of inclusivity. Each resource has been reviewed, categorized and comes with a brief description.