Canada’s History Summer Reading Guide 2019

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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

Polar Opposites

The polar bear today both fascinates and terrifies people.

Battle at the Ballpark

Graphic novel presents riot at a Toronto park ‘at 150 miles per hour, no seat belt.’

Eyes in the sky

How aerial photography helped secure victory for the Allies.

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 Twisted Genius of George Feyer

George Feyer was at one time Canada’s most celebrated cartoonist. But fame could not erase his dark side.

For Better, For Worse

Fiction Feature: Lynn Johnston is one of the world’s best-known cartoonists. This story is based on facts, but it’s a fictional version of how we imagine Canada’s most famous comic strip might have got its start.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Storytellers

In this presentation, David Bouchard shares some words of wisdom (and humour) with the 2018 Young Citizens.

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Differing Perspectives on the Winnipeg General Strike

In this activity, students will analyze multiple accounts of the Winnipeg General Strike, noting important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent.

Canada at Work

Everyone has to work, whether they do chores around the house, work in a factory, run a farm, go to an office job, fish for a living, work in a mine — Canadians do all kinds of paid and unpaid work.

Exploring the Life of Thanadelthur

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Thanadelthur, an Indigenous woman known for her bravery, leadership, and forethought.

Listening and Learning

Incorporating Indigenous perspectives is a vital part of the historical designation process.