What do you like to do in your spare time? First of all, you’re lucky to have spare time at all, compared to kids in Canada’s past. But, from simple toys to schoolyard games, kids have always been good at finding fun things to do.
The theme of the 11th Canada’s History Forum was “Connecting Communities Through History.” Recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s History Awards shared the impact of their work on the communities that they serve. Presenters discussed how history can be used to build richer and deeper connections between all Canadians.
Your guide to surviving Canada throughout the ages.
An eleven-year-old girl recounts how she raised a beaver from a kit.
Cribbage was a popular game amongst early explorers and whalers.
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.
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’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.
Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.
Artist and technician, elitist and democratizer, the Canadian who changed photography forever is featured in an exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History.
Touring Newfoundland’s haunting Bonavista Peninsula.
The largest winter festival in Western Canada is celebrating its fiftieth year.
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Fiction Feature: Maybe you have a board in your basement or in your family’s cabin. Or maybe you’ve never heard of the game invented in Ontario nearly 150 years ago: crokinole.
Viola Desmond didn't set out to be a civil rights leader. But in 1946 when she was removed from a theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, she fought back in court.