Lessons for Teaching Women's History

In this webinar educator Diane Vautour explains how she engaged her students through a historical role-play activity in which students debated the Wartime Elections Act as pioneering feminists, journalists and politicians.

Presentation by Diane Vautour

December 3, 2015

About the webinar

In this webinar educator Diane Vautour explains how she engaged her students through a historical role-play activity in which students debated the Wartime Elections Act as pioneering feminists, journalists and politicians.

About the presenter

Diane Vautour is a secondary school teacher with the TCDSB in her 14th year of teaching, ten of which she spent teaching all girls. She is an executive director for the Ontario History and Social Sciences Association of Ontario, an organization that seeks to improve the instruction of history and social sciences in the province. She is a co-author of Canadian Sources Investigated, a textbook that prioritizes the use of primary sources and inquiry in the Grade 10 History course. She has been working with the Ontario Ministry of Education over the last two years, as reviewer and lead writer of e-learning courses in the subject areas of Social Sciences and History. These experiences helped her examine how to embed the dimensions of 21st century learning in independent online studies. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching for a role-play activity in which students debated the Wartime Elections Act as pioneering feminists, journalists and politicians. This year, she has started a new position as Department Head of CDN World Studies/Social Sciences at a large co-ed high school.

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