Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021

This free magazine is aimed for students in grades 5–12. Through an allegorical graphic novel-style comic, it explores what it means to have guests arrive at your doorstep, a home taken away, and how we can still find ways to live well together.

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In the Latest Issue

Retropets

Canada’s History’s readers share their stories of pets from the past.

Roots: Seeing Stars

What’s the fascination with celebrity genealogy, anyway?

Shot Mould

Lead shots for firearms were cast in this double-sided mould.

Annual Report 2020-21

A century of storytelling, supporting storytellers, every child matters, making history fun for kids.

2020 The Governor General's History Awards

Gwich’in Goonanh’kak Googwandak: The Places and Stories of the Gwich’in

For nearly 23 years of research (1992-2015), the Gwich’in Tribal Council Department of Cultural Heritage (formerly Gwich’in Social & Cultural Institute) has worked with more than seventy-four Gwich'in Elders and traditional land users to document place names and create an inventory of heritage sites in the Gwich'in Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Dawn Martens

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to learn about the plight of Jewish children during the Holocaust, Dawn Martens guided her grades 4 to 6 students on an interdisciplinary project to study and present Hans Krása’s opera, Brundibár.

The Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project

Created through a partnership between the Western Development Museum, Spirit Wrestler Productions, and the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project documented through five multimedia outputs the history, culture, and religious beliefs of Saskatchewan’s Independent Doukhobors.

The Governor General's History Awards

Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.

In the Newsletter

Speaking for his compatriots

Open Book: The Diary of Dukesang Wong is described as “the only known first-person account by a Chinese worker on the construction of the CPR.”

2021 Summer Reading Guide

Our special advertising section includes the latest history titles along with other new and recent books from Canadian publishers

Pier 21

Book Review: It’s hard to think of a building that would have more or better tales to tell than Pier 21 in Halifax.

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Education

Sleeping Car Porters

In this lesson, students will use role play to learn about the experiences of Black sleeping car porters on the job. 

Slavery and its Gradual Abolition in Upper Canada

This lesson examines the viewpoints on the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada – immediate abolition, gradual abolition, or no abolition. 

Treemendous!

Forts. Tipis. Maple syrup. Birch bark canoes. Log cabins. Wagons. (And yes, magazines.) Trees are a big part of the story of Canada.

Lost Art and Found History: The Life of Max Stern

This lesson examines the life and art of Max Stern, touching upon the themes of the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany and the resettlement of Jewish immigrants in Canada following the Second World War.