COLLECTIVE ACTION AGAINST RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION: Welcome to Dresden
The District 12 Human Rights Committee, in support of Black History Month, has developed curriculum resources and lesson plans for use in grade 10 History (CHC2D) and Civics (CHV2O) classes.
This classroom-ready package of resources is based on the struggle in Dresden, Ontario during the 1950s against racial discrimination, and the fight by Canadian civil rights activists and organized labour for equal treatment under the law, culminating in the Fair Accommodation Practices Act of 1954, a precursor to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
These classroom materials have been developed by OSSTF Toronto Teachers Eunice O’Mahony and Heather Ann Bailey, and are compliant with Ministry curricular expectations and assessment practices.
Each Branch President has received a copy of these materials, including a DVD copy of the video documentary, Welcome to Dresden, produced by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council.
Copies of the curriculum resources are below.
The video is also online, here.