Gérald Charron

Recipient of the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

November 3, 2014
Gérald Charron accepting his award at Rideau Hall, 2014.

École St-Joseph Pals, Lévis (Quebec)

Gerald Charron's students participated in a project to recognize the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. After completing a novel student about the event, students broke out into groups to investigate four themes relating to the ship's sinking: territory / land, population, economy, and the St. Lawrence River. They sought to answer the question, "Why is the St Lawrence River is so important for the people of Quebec?" The students shared their research with the school and ultimately published their own book on the topic. The book was sold at the Empress of Ireland Museum in Pointe-au-Père .