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All aboard at 20th Street JMS as storyteller closes African Heritage Month

All aboard at 20th Street JMS as storyteller closes African Heritage Month

Monday, February 29, 2016
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB, School Web Stories

To close out African Heritage Month activities at 20th Street JS, a professional storyteller visited to engage and entertain students while bringing the curriculum and social issues to life. TDSB educators and ArtsExpress and have led discussions with children from JK to Grade 8  at a number of schools across Toronto during the month of February. The stories they share introduce students to the history, language and evolution of slavery, human rights, discrimination, prejudice, acceptance, and human decency. 

The story that 20th St students heard on February 26 was All Aboard!, by Monica Kulling. It tells the story of Elijah McCoy, the son of a slave who escaped to Colchester, Ontario with the help of the Underground Railroad. Using his ingenuity he invented the first steam engine oil cup that could oil the train while it was running. This invention gave us a term that remains with us today: “The Real McCoy,” after railroad engineers began to request it by name in order to avoid locomotives fitted with inferior copies.

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