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					African Canadian Studies 11 – ACS1
Course Outline
1.   EVOLUTION AND CHANGE

     Pre-Unit Investigation
         • Afrocentric Perspective
         • Culture

     Pre-Colonial African Societies
         • Brief Geographical overview of Africa
         • The rise and fall of the ancient African Kingdoms

2.   THE TRANSCONTINENTAL MOVEMENT: EVOLUTION AND CHANGE OF
     AFRICAN SOCIETIES

     Enslavement of African people
     Journey through the middle passage
     Evolution of new culture in North America
     Resistance to Enslavement
     Reconstruction


3.   MAJOR IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION PATTERNS OF BLACK SETTLERS
     TO AND FROM CANADA

     Slavery in Canada and the UGR
     Loyalists, Maroons, Refugees from the War of 1812
     Elgin Settlement (Ont.), BC, Alberta, Quebec
     Famous Black Canadians
     Lucasville, Upper Hammonds Plains, Africville
     Map of NS Black Communities


4.   THE PURSUIT OF ECONOMICAL AND POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT

     Early protesters
     Black soldiers in WWI and WWII
     Civil Rights Movement
     How to decode Political Cartoons


5.   MODERN DAY CULTURE AND ISSUES
African Canadian Studies 11 – ACS11
General Curriculum Outcomes

   •   Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the development
       of culture and Afrocentricity.
   •   Students will be expected to describe African history and pre-colonial kingdoms
       up to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Students will be expected to demonstrate
       an understanding of the impact of colonial expansion on the African diaspora.
   •   Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship
       between the conditions and treatment of enslaved people of African descent
       and the resistance to slavery.
   •   Students will be expected to engage in specific research using the historical
       methods and communicate the findings of their research effectively.
   •   Students will analyze critically, the struggle of peoples of African descent
       for the pursuit of civil rights and equality.
   •   Students will investigate the importance of collective consciousness of
       peoples of African descent as a strategy for empowerment.
African Canadian Studies 11 – ACS11
Course Units and Outcomes
1.   EVOLUTION AND CHANGE

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the development
of culture and Afrocentricity
     • Share background knowledge that students bring to the course about African
        heritage
     • Describe their own cultural identity and why this identity is important
     • Define and articulate the meaning of “historiography, ethnocentrism,
        Eurocentrsim, and Afroccentrism”
     • Recognize the roost of Afrocentricity from the history, geography, and culture of
        Africa
     • Examine the diversity of Africa in light of its physical environments, cultures,
        and nationalities
     • Explore the notion of Africa as the birth place of humankind

Students will be expected to examine African history and pre-colonial kingdoms
up to the
Transatlantic Slave Trade.
     • Demonstrate an understanding of African culture and history up to the
        transatlantic slave trade
     • Identify the historical and geographical location of different ancient African
        civilizations
     • Describe the evolution of kingdoms and empires from the ancient civilization of
        pre-colonial       Africa
     • Describe the political, economic and social systems of the ancient West African
        kingdoms
     • Identify the unique characteristics of African music and experience the art as a
        celebration of life
     • Examine the changes that took place from pre-colonial Africa to colonial Africa,
        i.e., lifestyles, land divisions, economics, political changes, and cultural
        conflicts

2.   THE TRANSCONTINENTAL MOVEMENT: EVOLUTION AND CHANGE OF
     AFRICAN SOCIETIES

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of
colonial expansion on the African diaspora
    • Identify the colonial and imperial systems causing slavery
    • Examine the transatlantic slave trade, i.e., routes and conditions
    • Examine the economics of the slave trade (Reasons, Supply and demand,
        Industrial Revolution,Triangular trade, Profits)
     •   Examine how enslavement has been used to shape the world economically and
         politically throughout time
     •   Explain and describe the development and difficulties of lave culture
         economically, politically, socially, and spiritually in North America and
         Caribbean
     •   Examine how people of African descent used various means to resist
         enslavement through cultural expressions, ie., music and slave insurrections,
         religion,
         folktales and writing
     •   Examine the difference between displacement, forced displacement, migration
         and forced migration as it relates to the African people throughout the diaspora
     •   Examine the relationship between anti-slavery movements by enslaved
         Africans,
         abolitionists, free blacks
     •   Evaluate the impact the Underground Railroad had on the diaspora of African
         people (enslaved and free Blacks) within the United States and in particular
         Canada.
     •   Examine and analyze the implication of the Civil War and its aftermath (the
         Emancipation and Reconstruction) on the people of African descent with
         particular emphases on Canada and African Canadian settlements

3.   Major Immigration and Emigration Patterns of Black Settlers to and from
     Canada

     •   Discuss the causes and outcomes of the American Revolution with particular
         emphasis on the impact on African people, i.e., Black Loyalists, Black Refugees
     •   Identify and state the central reasons why the Black Loyalists in 1783, the
         Maroons in 1796, and the Black Refugees in 1812, etc. immigrated to Canada
     •   Identify the problems Black settlers experienced coming to Canada, i.e., Slave
         Code Laws, legislation, environment, and settlement patterns. (prejudice)
     •   Examine the implications of Confederation on Canada, as a nation and
         particular African Canadians.
     •   Compare and contrast Black communities across Canada and the changing
         demographics (i.e., Migration Patterns, Immigration Policy, expansion of Black
         communities after 1867)
     •   Examine the roles that peoples of African descent, in particular, African
         Canadians played in the military pre and post confederation
     •   Investigate contributions made by people of African descent, i.e. African
         Americans, African Canadians, and African Nova Scotians

4.   The Pursuit of Economical and Political Empowerment

Students will be expected to analyze critically, the struggle of peoples of African
descent for the pursuit of civil rights and equality.
    • Examine the concept of power as it relates to human rights and civil rights
•   Analyze the correlation between power, disenfranchisement, segregation, and
    racism of African people as it relates to their social conditions, i.e. employment,
    housing, education, and politics.
•   Examine the history of the civil rights in the United States and its impact on
    Canada and Nova Scotia
•   Examine a wide variety of legal documents as they relate to the Canadian
    context
•   Compare the different approaches and identify the major figures that played a
    role in the struggle for civil rights in South Africa, the United States and in
    Canada, particularly Nova Scotia

				
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