Award Recipients

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Catherine MacDonald

"History in their Hands: Creating Young Historians Through Archaeology" developed out of a grade twelve native studies and archaeology credit which Cathy has taught since 1996.

Teaching / 2013

Lucie Jean-Mercier

The students’ assignment was to design a mock interview based on real events faced by an immigrant arriving in Canada at the turn of the twentieth century. The goal of the work was to better understand the experiences, challenges, and hopes of new arrivals to the country.

Teaching / 2013

Matt Henderson

Matt's blog was used as a forum to post videos, news articles, and interviews performed with First Nations leaders in relation to the Idle No More movement. From there, teachers and students from all over Canada began to add to the resources and comment on what they learned or thought of the movement itself.

Teaching / 2013

Neil Orford

As part of the CDDHS/DCMA Battlefields Project, students worked cooperatively with the archivists at the DCMA and the teaching staff at Centre Dufferin DHS in Shelburne, Ontario, conducting research which is both digital/on-line, as well as primary and oral history.

Teaching / 2013

Rachel Collishaw

Rachel's project is a complete integration of historical thinking into the Grade 10 Canadian History course, grounded by three anchor projects/units: the course overview unit, the Glebe World War II soldier memorial and the final summative interview in lieu of a written exam.

Teaching / 2013

Romy Cooper and Graeme Cotton

Romy and Graeme have revitalized the Heritage Fair at their school by designing it with a critical thinking question as the focus and teaching it as a history study rather than a social studies project, embedding historical thinking concepts into each step.

Teaching / 2013

Tim Cook

Over the past decade, acclaimed historian and author Tim Cook has championed the cause of making military history more accessible, vivid and factual.

Popular Media / 2013

William C. Wicken

William C. Wicken, York University, received the 2013 award for his book The Colonization of Mi’kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy.

Scholarly Research / 2013

Milena Ivkovic

Milena Ivkovic believes her students should be given opportunities to make real meaning out of history, not just learn about it. By analyzing primary source documents from multiple perspectives, she encourages students to grapple with history, to dig deeper into it, and to develop a greater understanding of what these sources tell us about our history and ourselves.

Teaching / 2012

Brian Jaffray

Brian Jaffray has taught in the Northwest Territories for more than twenty-nine years. During that time he has tried to provide his students with tools to encourage first-person research projects about Canadian history. But in the North, this can be challenging. Dene culture has traditionally been transmitted orally, in the Slavey language.

Teaching / 2012