D-Day at 75

This past summer Canadians commemorated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Second World War’s invasion of Normandy. In case you missed it, we included a curated collection of our online articles, audio, images and video about the Second World War from the past ten years.

Article / Military & War

In case you missed it!

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.

In this Issue

Velo voyageurs

Touring the Ottawa River region by bicycle.

Oh, Deer!

From the archives: In the Autumn 1962 issue of The Beaver, writer and photographer Leonard Lee Rue III travelled to northern Ontario to document the habits and habitats of Odocoileus virginianus, the white-tailed deer.

Cutlass and scabbard

The HBC Museum Collection contains four identical cutlasses and scabbards, all marked with Labouchere, after an HBC steamship that served the west coasts of Canada and the United States.

2018 The Governor General's History Awards

Maxine Hildebrandt and Lisl Gunderman

Maxine Hildrebrandt and Lisl Gunderman’s students participated in a cultural exchange where they explored topics from both the traditional Indigenous knowledge and Western science perspectives and incorporated research and writing, traditional storytelling, and land-based learning.

Jean-François Gosselin

As part of their Secondary III History of Quebec and Canada class, Jean-François Gosselin’s students were asked to design a 3D model of a scene from the Seven Years’ War, using the game Minecraft.

Eric Chassé

After having conducted research on a historical building typical of New France, Eric Chassé’s students were required to build a scale model of the selected structure.

The Governor General's History Awards

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

In the Newsletter

The Many Wars of Doug Sam

A son reflects on his father, this country’s most decorated Chinese Canadian.

Remembering Mona Parsons

Mona Parsons was member of the Dutch resistance, and one of only a few Canadian civilians to be interned in Nazi prison camps. Andria Hill recounts Mona Parson’s remarkable story.

One For The Boys

How a Canadian Vietnam veteran sacrificed all in order to win greater respect for his brothers in arms.

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Education

The Canadian Patriotic Fund, 1914–1919

In this lesson students explore the role of the Canadian Patriotic Fund during the First World War.

The Lest We Forget Project

In this presentation, Blake Seward shares how his Lest We Forget project engages students in the history of the First World War.

Canada at Work 2019

Workers' Rights: Where do you Stand?

In this activity, students will learn about Madeleine Parent and the history of workers’ rights in Canada.