Jerry Berridge and Sheila Hetherington

Recipients of the 2005 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

June 2, 2010

Unionville High School, Unionville (Ontario)

Sheila Hetherington and Jerry Berridge have created a cross–curricular course called Documenting History that encourages students to immerse themselves in history by applying in–depth research, writing, interviewing and technical film–making skills to create broadcast quality documentaries. These authentic projects require students to preserve the real life experiences of community members such as WWII veterans in When We Were Young which was shown on TVO and was shot on location at the HMCS Haida, The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and CFB Borden.

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Canada’s History Society is able to present the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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