Davisville teacher turns costume shopping trip into teachable moment about cultural stereotypes
Our very own M. Denis Bell, a Grade 6 French immersion teacher at Davisville, turned a costume shopping trip into a teachable moment about cultural stereotypes.
CBC Summary: A Toronto teacher is turning a disappointing Halloween shopping trip into a teachable moment for his students, after finding costumes that promote cultural stereotypes of Indigenous people. Denis Bell, a Grade 6 French immersion teacher at Davisville Junior Public School, wrote about his experience in a Facebook post. He had gone to Party City to buy some supplies he needs to make his son’s Halloween costume. While there, he found the so-called “Western” section, which had numerous costumes, wigs and accessories that build on stereotypical Indigenous themes.