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