The Last Utopians

Technocracy promised Depression-weary Canadians an end to their hardship. But the offer came with a catch.

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Back in the U.S.S.R.

While thousands of eastern Europeans poured into Canada to settle the prairie west, a few hundred elected to return to their roots and build an agricultural utopia in the new Soviet Russia. Utopian, it wasn’t.

Dreaming of Eden in the New Brunswick Bush

Touting a vegetarian diet free of alcohol, salt, and caffeine, an obscure New Brunswick couple were determined to form a self-sufficient utopian colony of health reformers. But diet was only a small part of the system.

Urban Homesteading

City-dwelling foodies look to the past for inspiration — and solace.

2017 The Governor General's History Awards

Naomi Fortier-Fréçon and Leia Laing

Recipients of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Rob Flosman

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Janet Ruest

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

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In This Issue

The Halifax Explosion: Canada's Worst Disaster

Open Book: Ken Cuthbertson explains the devastation that occurred in the minutes immediately following the explosion. 

Roots: Cellular Sleuthing III

Using DNA to fish in the genetic pool.

Tea Doll

Not every doll that attends a child’s tea party is a tea doll. 

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Education

Team Names: A Reflection of History

In this lesson students explore the ways in which history is often reflected in the names and logos of sports teams. They research the history of a Canadian community and create and illustrate a team name and logo reflective of its past. 

Canadian Sports History Quiz

Can you answer these twelve questions about Canada’s sports history?

The Greatest Athlete in Canada’s History

This research and persuasive writing activity will inspire your students to think about their favourite Canadian athletes!

The History of Canada’s Favourite Sports

This research activity encourages students to explore the history of their favourite sport!