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2011 — Speaking of the Past: History Beyond the Classroom

The 2011 forum gave participants a fascinating look inside current research projects, classroom activities, and public history initiatives that demonstrate how lively the world of history can be.

2010 — Reconciling the past: History and Nationalism

More than one million people in Canada identify themselves as belonging to one of the three main groups of Aboriginal people in Canada: First Nations, Inuit or Métis. Like many countries, Canada has been engaged in a process of redress for its aboriginal peoples. This has had a far reaching influence not just in public policy, but also how the history of this relationship is taught in schools. The 3rd National History Forum brings together three leading international thinkers in history education and citizenship to make their case: Greg Melleuish, Peter Furtado and Nicole Tutiaux-Guillon.

2009 — Did you trust your history teacher?

Where did you get your history information? Did you trust your history teacher? What about the local museum, your grandfather, or a story in your local newspaper? These were the topics of discussion for the 2nd National History Forum held on February 13th, 2009, in Ottawa.

The forum, held on parliament hill in conjunction with the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, was a chance for leading history thinkers John Ralston Saul and Dr. Peter Seixas to discuss these topics with more than 100 educators from across Canada.

2007 — What should we teach?

What should we teach when we teach Canadian history? What do we want Canadians to remember?

The topic was tackled by Penney Clark from the University of British Columbia, Jocelyn Létourneau, Canada Research Chair Contemporary Quebec History from the Université Laval, and Ruth Sandwell from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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