Visual History Webinar Series

In this webinar series we heard from educators, public historians, and graphic designers who discussed their experiences using visuals to share Canadian history. 

Hosted by Canada’s History Society 

January 31, 2016

In this webinar series we heard from educators, public historians, and graphic designers who discussed their experiences using visuals to share Canadian history. We wanted to focus on how people are teaching and learning about history through sight. People are finally coming to terms with the fact that a wall of text will not engage the majority, and let's face it, we want you to engage with history!

Each presenter shares what they considered when selecting images for their classrooms, exhibits, or magazines. Others discuss their guidelines for allowing students to submit art for credit and how to students to interpret historic images.

The Visual History webinar series was presented between March 2016 and July 2016. 

Watch the webinars in this series

Using primary sources as a form of social justice

Watch now: in this webinar, Samantha Cutrara discusses using primary sources as a form of social justice and the role of archives, museums, and community collections in visualizing different pasts and imagining different futures.

Using Visual and Written Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking

Watch now: in this webinar Charles Hou discusses a variety of classroom exercises using visual primary sources.

Aboriginal Arts & Stories: uplifting the stories and visions of indigenous youth

Watch now: in this webinar Bronwyn and Rebecca discuss the history of the Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest and share some of their strategies for engaging First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and writers.

Talking Pictures: how to exploit the power of visual sources to create curiosity and teach history

Watch now: in this webinar Tom Morton gives examples and strategies about how to use visual primary sources to teach historical thinking concepts.

Getting Graphic with the Past: graphic histories and the uses of comics in education

Watch now: this webinar explores the structure of the Graphic History Collective, lessons learned through our work together, and tips for those looking to create their own projects or bring comics to the classroom.

Scott Chantler on historical research and visual storytelling

Watch now: in this webinar Scott Chantler discusses the historical research and creation of two of his publications, Two Generals and Northwest Passage, as well as his experiences engaging Canadians of all ages with graphic novels.

Captive Audience Learning

Watch now: this webinar looks at some innovative ways to get history out onto the streets of your city and have everyone, including your students, learn new things.

From Suffragists to Superheroes: Canadian history for kids

Watch now: 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

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