Jackie Underhill

Recipient of the 2004 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

June 3, 2010

S. Bruce Smith Junior High School, Edmonton (Alberta)

Jackie Underhill’s teaching calls for high levels of critical thinking and appeals to a variety of intelligences. From first nations political organization to current events, Jackie’s unit on Canadian Political History incorporates student–created board games, political cartoon analysis, editorial cartoon creation, and debates. Students are expected to demonstrate a high degree of analysis, interpretation and synthesis. They rise to the challenge and gain an appreciation for Canada’s past.