The African Heritage Program connects students to the contributions, histories, legacies, cultures and traditions of people of African descent through inquiry and experiential learning. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and explore experiences inspired by the principles of Nguzo Saba, a Swahili word also known as the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa that honours the people of African Ancestry, their rich heritage and past, celebrations, thanksgiving, empowerment, and daily affirmations. Student inquiry and classroom learning are delivered through four main content areas focusing on: Early Civilizations of Africa, Celebrations and Traditions, Achievements and Contributions, and Rights and Equality.. Nguzo Saba, a Swahili word also known as the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are embedded throughout all of the inquiry in the curriculum to provide guidance in the learning
$20 material fee required at the time of registration
Where and When
The African Heritage program can be offered in TDSB schools around the city in which an ILE program is currently running. Classes are held one day a week, after regular day school or Saturday. There are 30 classes/weeks in total. Classes run for 2.5 hours.
Please note that there are no classes on PA Days, long weekends, December Break and March Break.