On this page, you will find lesson plans to help you bring the story of Boomer Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars into your classroom. These engaging, cross-curricular student activities are aligned with the following aspects of the Ontario Curriculum: the Ontario Curriculum Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6; the Ontario Curriculum History and Geography, Grades 7 and 8; the Ontario Curriculum Language, Grades 1 to 8; the Ontario Curriculum Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9 and 10 and Grades 11 and 12. Each grade or course begins with an overview of specific curriculum expectations. Following this overview, teacher background information is provided.
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Curriculum Designer Bio:
Shantelle Browning-Morgan (BA, BEd, MEd) is a secondary school teacher at Westview Freedom Academy. She began teaching secondary school at Walkerville Collegiate Institute in 2008, where she taught French, Native Studies, African Studies, and Leadership. In her current assignment, she teaches English as a Second Language. She is also the secretary of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, one of the founders of the Black Educators Association of Windsor, a member of Teachers for Global Awareness, and Sister to Sister Think W.I.S.E. In 2003, 2010, and 2015, she was a member of the research and writing team for the Greater Essex County District School Board’s Roads to Freedom curriculum documents.
In 2011, Shantelle was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Academic Excellence for her work with the African Studies course. In 2012, she was awarded the Odyssey Award from the University of Windsor and was featured as an exemplary teacher in the Ontario College of Teachers magazine, Professionally Speaking. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Sisterhood Award for her passion and determination for educating and inspiring others with respect to the historic and present-day experiences, struggles, achievements, and contributions of women, people of African descent, and Indigenous peoples.