Teaching Black History

MARCH 29, 2022 -- Keilyn Howie, Grades 1/2 teacher at Thomson Community School, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio about the importance of teaching Black history. The episode, entitled “Teaching Black History to Grades 1 and 2 Students,” aired on March 6, 2022 on “Saskatchewan Weekend” with Shauna Powers.

Program description: Growing up in Regina, Keilyn Howie didn't see many other Black kids in her classroom. Now as a teacher with Regina Public Schools, she’s sharing Black history with her students. They might just be in Grades 1 and 2, but as you’ll hear, Keilyn has found a way of bringing history to life in fun and accessible ways. She joins host Shauna Powers to explain.

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-205-saskatchewan-weekend/clip/15898862-teaching-black-history-grade-1-2-students

Part of Keilyn’s interview was also included on “Blue Sky” with Garth Materie during the “Black History in Education” segment that aired on March 1, 2022.

Program description: What did you learn in school about Black history? What do you wish you had learned about it? We hear from senior reporter Omayra Issa; Carol LaFayette-Boyd who is the Executive Director for the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum; Christian Mbanza, a teacher with Regina Catholic Schools; and Keilyn Howie, a teacher with Regina Public Schools.

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-189-blue-sky/clip/15897920-black-history-education

To read an article in Keilyn's own words, please CLICK HERE.