Barbara Brockmann

Recipient of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

June 3, 2010

Fisher Park Public School, Ottawa (Ontario)

Barbara Brockmann sees Canadian history as a critical cornerstone that helps her inner–city, multicultural grade 8 students find a ‘place’ in their country. She integrates Canadian History with Language Arts and Drama. Ebony Road: An African Canadian Journey, is a play where time travellers witness significant events of the African Canadian story. In Collecting Oral History students interview family members and publish their findings. Equity Gameboards allows students to evaluate the experiences of ethnocultural groups and teach others in a gameboard format.