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The Year Without Summer

Miserable, gloomy, freezing. In 1816, that’s how the summer unfolded and it would be 70 years before we would understand why.

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April-May issue highlights the roughest, toughest bandits of Canada's Wild West.

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Remember the Children

This project has worked to identify people in residential school photographs & put the images back into Indigenous communities.

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New Research

During the Second Battle of Ypres, rumours circulated that a Canadian had been crucified on a barn door, a story the Germans denounced as propaganda.

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Book Review

Impressionism in Canada: A Journey of Rediscovery by A.L. Prakash.

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Canada’s Great Women

In a perfect world, the thirty women on this list would be household names. But for too long history textbooks have focused on great men, to the exclusion of all others.

Choosing Great Women

Choosing Canada’s Great Women is not easy. Listen to Charlotte Gray, one of the judges on our panel, as she describes the pleasures and pitfalls of ranking the great women of history.


Lesson PlanFamilies Found:
Collecting Oral History

Students conduct their own oral histories by interviewing their family about significant moments in their lives.

Big Six Historical Thinking ConceptsThe Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

"... this book is a “must” for any and all history teachers who believe that students deserve the best that the discipline can offer."



Book Review

Impressionism in Canada: A Journey of Rediscovery by A.L. Prakash.

Featured Title: Culture and Society

Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister by Lindy Mechefske.


Jean Béliveau: Hockey LegendHouse of Refuge

Passion for the past inspires a young historian in Cornwall, Ontario, to memorialize inmates who died at a local ‘poor house.’

Preparing for Canada's 150th AnniversaryFace time

New project seeks to identify Inuit people photographed in the early to mid-twentieth century.


Red River Rendezvous

Julijana Capone discovers Manitoba’s fur-trade legacy at the Festival du Voyageur.


2015 Heritage Fairs

Coordinators, ensure you get your certificates and medals on time — register your fair now!

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