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Remembering Mona Parsons

Mona Parsons was member of the Dutch resistance, and one of only a few Canadian civilians to be interned in Nazi prison camps. Andria Hill recounts Mona Parson’s remarkable story.

Spying Goes to College

For the RCMP after the war, communists were the subversives. But when dissent flowered in the 1960s, the Mounties were flummoxed.

Gentlemen Spies

The two young British dandies seemed wildly out of place in the Columbia District of 1845. Seemingly on holiday, they were in fact preparing for war.

2016 The Governor General's History Awards

Adam Pounder and Lori Buchanan

Adam Pounder and Lori Buchanan help their students connect their family past to critical moments in Canadian history. Students start by selecting and interviewing a relative, searching through family photographs, and writing about their relative’s experiences.

Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw and Sarah Murdoch

Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw and Sarah Murdoch introduce their first unit of Grade 10 history through the lens of Indigenous Issues in conjunction with the introduction and application of each of the six Historical Thinking concepts. 

Holly Richard

Holly Richard’s students engage in a wide variety of academic and co-curricular activities meant to deepen their awareness of the connections between First Nation, Métis, and Inuit histories and cultures. 

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In This Issue

Famous Faces

Introducing a few of the many Montréalers who became important figures in Canadian history.

Victory at Vimy

How training, timing, and new battle tactics helped Canada capture Vimy Ridge. 

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Education

The Battlefield Landscape of the First World War

In this lesson students explore several seminal Canadian First World War battles with an emphasis on the experiences of soldiers in the trenches.

We Are All Treaty People

In this lesson students will explore Treaty Relationships in Canada through a simulation and inquiry project. 

Making a Law

Go through the motions of drafting, proposing, reading and voting for a federal law with your class.