Social Studies, Geography and History 7&8 Curricullum

The new Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers' Association (OESSTA) is preparing to support teachers as the new Social Studies Geography & History curriculum released June 2013.

We are looking for teachers who want to participate in leadership opportunities offer professional learning sessions or supporting publishers as new resources are created.

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Dec 16, 2013

"Teaching African Canadian History" series. 100 Years of Black Life in Canada After the Underground Railroad 1865 - 1965

-this session will provide classroom teachers and other education workers with content knowledge, teaching strategies, and resources for integrating the African Canadian experience from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century into their classrooms. 

The workshop takes place on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Comfort Hotel, Rexdale  from 9:30am - 3:30pm. Content is aligned with the recently revised Ontario Social Studies, History, and Geography and the Canadian and World Studies curricula. See attached flyer for details.

To register please contact me at

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Workshop Testimonials:

Your workshop echoes the inclusive education strategy that students see themselves in the curriculum. - Mary, participant
It was so informative. It well surpassed my expectations.- Margaret, participant 

Happy holidays,

Natasha Henry
Natasha Henry M.Ed. (candidate), B. Ed., B.A. (Honours), OCT
Author of African Canadian Firsts, Sankofa Series, Rubicon Publishing/ Pearson Canada (2014),
Early Societies: Africa, China, and Europe, Big Idea Series, Rubicon Publishing/ Pearson Canada (2013),
Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada, Dundurn Press, January 2012,
& Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada, Dundurn Press, 2010.


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