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Past award recipients Neil Orford and Catherine Macdonald

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Nominate your favourite history teacher today! Six teachers are honoured annually at the Governor General's History Awards.

David Alexander and Ryan McManaman: Recipients of the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

David Alexander & Ryan McManaman

Recipients of the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Michael Berry: 2014 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Michael Berry

2014 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Connie Wyatt Anderson: 2014 recipient of Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Connie Wyatt Anderson

2014 recipient of Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Gérald Charron: 2014 recipient of the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Gérald Charron

2014 recipient of the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Laurie Cassie & Sharon Moy: 2014 recipients of the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Laurie Cassie & Sharon Moy

2014 recipients of the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Manon St-Hilaire: 2014 recipient of Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Manon St-Hilaire

2014 recipient of Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Now accepting applications for 2015!

Do you have a creative approach to teaching history? We want to hear from you!

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 award. Six recipients will receive:

  • an individual cash prize of $2500
  • $1000 for their school
  • a medal awarded by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston
  • a trip for two to Ottawa to attend the award ceremony at Rideau Hall, and the Canada's History Forum and celebration dinner at the Canadian War Museum
  • a trip to Europe on an EF Tours Canada's History Travel Tour in 2016.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Start your application today! Deadline for completed submissions is April 1, 2015.

If you would like to nominate a teacher for the award, simply complete the online nomination form.

 

As a teacher in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba, Connie has designed a unit on the First World War that incorporates First Nations' perspectives and focuses on the experiences of Aboriginal people.

As part of their school's War and Memory Legacy Project, students conduct original research relating to alumni who served in Second World War.

Gerald Charron's students participated in a project to recognize the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. After completing a novel student about the event, students broke out into groups to investigate four themes relating to the ship's sinking: territory / land, population, economy, and the St. Lawrence River.

Laurie Cassie and Sharon Moy created an interdisciplinary unit for their students, combining science, literature, and history, which culminated in a train ride to Jasper, Alberta and a public display of their research projects.

Manon St-Hilaire’s Grade 6 class created four audio books to add to the audio corner of the school library. These books were written from a historical perspective and designed for each of the four learning modules for students in grades 1 through 4: Canadian art and artists, transportation, Heritage Fairs and Aboriginal culture and history.

To learn about the history of Canada's economic policies, Michael Berry's students travel in a time machine and "meet" seven different Prime Ministers.




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