Diversity is important to Canadians because it exposes us to the history and culture of people with roots from different parts of the globe, allowing us to gain a better understanding of our world. In honour of Black History Month, our Education & Research group has created a new story map on the Underground Railroad that highlights some of the key individuals who helped enslaved black people escape and start a new life in Canada, including the location of some of the communities in Ontario where these newly freed people settled.
Other resources for Black History include:
- Black History Canada - 23 Historical Black Canadians you Should Know
This story map highlights 23 Black Canadians who have made major contributions to Canada's culture and legacy.
- Black History Heritage Plaques in Canada
Use this Web app to add the heritage plaques that are present in your community or that you have learned about to a map on Black History.
Learn to create your own Web Map or Story Map on Black History by using the tutorials below:
Find more resources at esri.ca/lessonplanner.