Karen Shadd Speaks to Tumpane’s Students

Tumpane welcomed a very special visitor today. Karen Shadd, whose great-aunt was Mary Ann Shadd, spoke to Tumpane’s students about African Heritage Month and showed students Canada’s Black History Virtual Museum.


Mary Ann Shadd was a pivotal person in Canada’s and America’s history. She helped American slaves escape via the Underground Raliway.

To visit the Black History Virtual Museum, simply click here.


February is African Heritage Month

Throughout February, we will celebrate African heritage: people, history, and stories to help us understand our world better.

Last month, Ms. Agbaje-Ojo’s Grade 2/3 class learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his incredible work and contribution to our world. To showcase their learning, Ms. Agbaje-Ojo had students imagine (and then respond in writing) what their world would look like if Dr. King had not achieved his goal of ending segregation. Pauline and Ateasia’s written samples were selected for the ideas they presented, and video interviews demonstrated their understanding of the assignment.

To view the stages of their written work as a PDF, click on links of the students’ names below.

(Click Here to View Pauline’s Writing)   (Click Here to View Ateasia’s Writing)

To view the videos, click on the picture below to be transported to our channel on schooltube.com.