This wide selection of books shines a light on the experiences and histories of Asian and Pacific Islander communities and individuals.
In honour of Asian American Heritage Month, which is celebrated every May, I tasked the students in my three Asian American Literature classes with a special project.
As an educator in Canada, whose homeland has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples long before me, I have the opportunity and responsibility to teach this history to my students.
This collaboration between the Library Learning Commons, a Grade 9 math teacher, and Indigenous Education blossomed into a beautiful place-conscious learning opportunity.
We may believe we are creating inclusive, “multicultural” teaching environments, all while being completely unaware of the systemic racism that still impacts our students.
Within the classroom, it is important to share content that doesn’t position Indigenous people in the past but brings them into the present and future.