Students in an elective history course taught by Christian Knudsen, Stephen Burn, Dustin Galor and Evgeny Efremkin re-purposed existing media to create public history posters on Black history in Canada. The students designed the posters in groups, created separate summaries and bibliographies, and then gave a short presentation on their topics in class. Public history is at its heart an avenue for communication, a means by which current academic research may be disseminated to the general public. As such, the goal was to create works of educational value.
The posters were showcased at the 2015 Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) kickoff celebration to Black History Month and at the 2015 Emancipation Day celebrations sponsored by the Oakville Museum in Oakville, Ontario, thus linking curriculum to real-world needs.
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Canadian Caribbean Associaton of Halton Event
Oakville Museum Emancipation Day Event
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