Remembering Benjamin Chee Chee

Ernie Bies, who profiled his close friend in the December-January Canada’s History, shares his memories of the gifted artist.

Podcast / Arts, Culture & Society

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Online or in-person, join us January 27, 2019 for the 11th Canada’s History Forum. Recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s History Awards will share the impact of their work on the communities that they serve. Presenters will discuss how history can be used to build richer and deeper connections between all Canadians.

In this Issue

Old-School DIY

Your guide to surviving Canada throughout the ages.

Mickey the Beaver

An eleven-year-old girl recounts how she raised a beaver from a kit.

Cribbage Board

Cribbage was a popular game amongst early explorers and whalers.

2018 The Governor General's History Awards

Lisa Howell

After conducting research, listening to stories from Elders, and speaking with experts, Lisa Howell’s Grade 5 and 6 students used their knowledge to write and film a Public Service Announcement about Jordan’s Principle.

Paul Paterson

Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, Paul Paterson’s students formed a classroom think tank to create a vision for Canada in the year 2070.

Temma Frecker

Temma Frecker’s middle school students delved into the timely debate around commemorating controversial historical figures by examining the case study of the statue of Sir Edward Cornwallis.

The Governor General's History Awards

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

In the Newsletter

William Notman: Photographic Pioneer

Artist and technician, elitist and democratizer, the Canadian who changed photography forever is featured in an exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History.

Hope and Heartbreak

Touring Newfoundland’s haunting Bonavista Peninsula.

Festival du Voyageur

The largest winter festival in Western Canada is celebrating its fiftieth year.

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Education

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.

Art with Heart

Nova Scotia’s Maud Lewis transformed the mundane into the magical with her unique artistic vision.

Growth of a Nation: Trading Cards

In this activity students create a package of 10 Canadian History Trading cards reflecting what they have learned and studied as their course progressed over the term.

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.