From Suffragists to Superheroes: Canadian history for kids

In this webinar presentation editor Nancy Payne and art director James Gillespie as they discuss their approach to making history come alive for kids in Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids

Presentation by Nancy Payne and Jame Gillespie

July 6, 2016

About this webinar

Canadian history is full of exciting stories and fascinating people. What’s the best way to bring our shared past to children? Kayak magazine, published four times a year for readers between 8 and 12, aims to do just that through engaging storytelling and dynamic design. In this presentation editor Nancy Payne and art director James Gillespie as they discuss their approach to making history come alive for kids.

About the presenters

Nancy Payne has been editor of Kayak: Canada’s History for Kids since 2011. Before that, she edited publications for the Canadian Wildlife Federation including Wild, a nature and environment magazine for young readers. She has also been a producer with CBC Radio in Ottawa and written for a wide range of Canadian magazines and newspapers. She has a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.

James Gillespie joined Canada's History in 2009 as Web Designer. He became the Art Director for Kayak in December 2010, in 2013 he became Art Director of Canada’s History magazine. Since then James has helped coordinate many award winning articles and covers for both magazines. He looks forward to sharing some of his expertise in the graphic depiction of Canda’s history with you.

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