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Feb 09
Recognizing Black History Month Part II


A bilingual display at École Handsworth Secondary School.

The North Vancouver School District is pleased to continue to share ways in which or school communities are recognizing Black History Month:​

École Handsworth Secondary School

The bilingual display (pictured above) groups together projects produced by four students from Madame Lew's Histoire 12 class. Students chose a topic of interest related to the Civil Rights Movement and racial inequality in the United States and in South Africa.

In addition to gathering information from secondary sources, students analyzed a primary source. They analyzed photos, speeches, and film related to Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Anti-Apartheid movement, and the Black Panther Party, to better understand the different methods and strategies these activists used to communicate their messages and/or achieve their goals.

This mobile, interactive display is intended to move around from one classroom to another in order to encourage discussion and learning. ​

North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council

The North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council (NVPAC) is sponsoring the purchase of 32 “Diverse Book Baskets"–one for each NVSD school. This initiative is intended to promote diversity and an inclusive library collection through the acquisition of books written by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) authors.

MAR Canada Diverse Books.jpg 

Each basket consists of 10 books, bundled by grade level (elementary and secondary school appropriate) and support resources. Books are curated by the Moms Against Racism (MAR) Education Advocacy Team.

More information about Moms Against Racism and their diverse book baskets can be found HERE. Please contact the North Vancouver PAC at with any questions.

As Black History Month continues, the North Vancouver School District looks forward to sharing more examples of what our schools and program areas are doing to mark Black History Month. 



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