The Summer Institute

Location: Canadian War Museum / Canadian Museum of History
Date: July 17-22, 2017

Course Description / Program - Updated / FAQ / Required Readings + Nelson Flyer
 

Historical thinking is now a foundation for history and social studies curricula across the country and internationally, and museum and heritage educators are similarly embracing it. The Historical Thinking Summer Institute is designed for teachers, curriculum developers, professional development leaders, historians and museum educators who want to enhance their expertise at designing history programs, courses, units, lessons, projects, or educational resources that explicitly focus on historical thinking.

Attendees of the 2017 Historical Thinking Summer Institute will participate in a variety of activities including presentations and workshops, learning activities in the exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, discussions of readings, guest lectures, and group work to explore six historical thinking concepts: evidence, significance, continuity & change, cause & consequence, perspective-taking, and the ethical dimension of history.

These concepts will shape our exploration of the substantive theme of this year’s institute “Thinking Historically about Canada 150.” Throughout the different activities at this year’s institute participants will use the six historical thinking concepts to think historically about Canada’s past, present, and future.

All of the main sessions during the 2017 HTSI will be in English, however, some activities, readings, and workshops will be available in French if there are significant numbers of French-speaking participants. 

Instructors:

Dr. Lindsay Gibson, University of Alberta
Dr. Viviane Gosselin, Museum of Vancouver
Dr. Catherine Duquette, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Registration is full, but you can still join the waiting list

July 17-22, 2017 | Fees: $565 ($500 + HST)

For more information contact:
Jessica Knapp, Canada's History
jknapp@canadashistory.ca
204-988-9300 ext. 232

Registration is now open! After you have completed this information form you will be directed to the Canada’s History store to submit your payment. Full payment is required with your online registration in order to reserve your space. We accept payment by credit card or debit card. 
 
Refund Policy:
Please note that should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. To withdraw from the 2016 Summer Institute please submit written notice by June 15 to be eligible for a full refund (less a $60 administration fee). No refund will be provided for cancellations received after this date.

Canadian Museum Association Bursary Program

Participants working in Museums in Canada may be eligible for the Canadian Museum Association (CMA) Bursary Program.

To download the Application Form, please visit the CMA web sitelink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window, or contact Suzie Anne Monast, Administrative Officer at the Canadian Museums Association/Association des musées canadiens smonast@museums.ca (613) 567-0099 ext 240. See CMA website for Application Deadline for the CMA Bursaries.

Facebook Group: Historical Thinking Summer Institute 2017link opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window

Local participants can offer billets, suggestions for activities and restaurants, out of town participants can find a place to stay, things to do, and people to do it with!
To help everyone connect we have created a private Facebook group for attendees. It’s a private group, so you will have to request to join the group before posting. If you’re not on Facebook, but would like to request or offer accommodation, please email Rachel Collishaw at rachel.collishaw@gmail.com.

Required Readings
Reading List
Nelson flyer for The Big Six (discount inside)

Accommodations
Accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. Here are some suggestions to get you started (prices are approximates only):

Downtown Ottawa and Gatineau have many hotels of many varieties, most are a quick transit ride away from either or both museums, many are walking or biking distance, and both museums are connected by beautiful cycling paths along the Ottawa River. Here are some of the closest hotels to give you a sampling. Hotels tend to be less expensive on the Quebec side. Please note that all hotel rooms are filling up quickly for 2017!

Four Points by Sheraton - Gatineaulink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
Closest to the History Museum, standard rates - $160-200 per night
War Museum: 22 minute walk, 18 minute bus, or 10 minute cycle
History Museum: 1 minute walk

Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawalink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
Affordable Gatineau accommodations, closest to both museums.
$160-$200 per night
War Museum: 18 minute walk, 10 minute bus, or 8 minute cycle
History Museum: 18 minute walk, 9 minute bus, or 7 minute cycle

Delta Hotel by Marriott - Ottawa City Centrelink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
Close to both museums, standard rates - $230 per night
War Museum: 17 minute walk, 15 minute bus, or 6 minute cycle
History Museum: 30 minute walk, 20 minute bus, or 15 minute cycle

Albert at Bay Suite Hotellink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
Large suites and hotel rooms - standard rates - $230 per night
War Museum: 15 minute walk, 10 minute bus, or 7 minute cycle
History Museum: 30 minute walk, 20 minute bus, or 8 minute cycle
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University Residences:

University of Ottawa -link opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
Accommodation in a variety of residence units - double room or suites with two rooms and shared bathroom. Approximately $150 for double occupancy.

Distance times are approximate and vary depending on the residence location.
War Museum: 34 minute walk, bus not great, 10 minute cycle
History Museum: 30 minute walk, bus not great, 12 minute cycle

Université de Québec en Outaouaislink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
315, boulevard Alexandre-Taché, appartement 202, Gatineau, Québec, J9A 1L8
These are a short drive from the museums. Parking is available.
War Museum: 34 minute walk, bus not great, 10 minute cycle
History Museum: 30 minute walk, bus not great, 12 minute cycle
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Other University Residences:
Carleton University and St. Paul University also have residence accommodations available for short term rental. They are about a 15-20 minute drive from both museums.

There are many other options for accommodations in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, but they are all filling up quickly in anticipation of the summer-long 2017 celebrations.
 

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