Teaching Canada's History: 2019 Excellence in Teaching Finalists

In this podcast series Canada’s History spoke with the finalists for the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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From the latest teaching newsletter

Turrets and Tears

Spooky stuff at Craigdarroch Castle.

Ghosts & Monsters

Be sure to leave the lights on when you read this issue! You’ll meet historical spooks and explore unexplained stories from Canada’s past.

Canada's Ghosts and Monsters Crossword

Use this puzzle to test your students’ knowledge of Canada’s spooky past.

Questioning the Past

How to better understand commemoration controversies.

Lesson Plans

Commemorating Treaty Relationships

Explore several places and occasions that mark the importance of Treaties and stories about the historic Treaty relationship between First Nations people and the Crown.

Team Names: A Reflection of History

In this lesson students explore the ways in which history is often reflected in the names and logos of sports teams. They research the history of a Canadian community and create and illustrate a team name and logo reflective of its past. 

Treaties: Partnerships and Relationships

In this lesson students explore the enduring and cross-country nature of the Treaty relationship in Canada making note of challenges and opportunities.

Historical Perspectives: Japanese Internment

In this lesson students are introduced to the historical thinking concept of Historical Perspectives through an examination of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War.

Know a teacher who made a difference?

Nominations for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching are accepted all year round.

Webinars

Heritage Fairs Chat

In this web chat, the 2018 Young Citizens share their tips, tricks, and advice for creating a winning Heritage Fair project.

Using Visual and Written Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking

Watch now: in this webinar Charles Hou discusses a variety of classroom exercises using visual primary sources.

Indigenous Canada MOOC

Watch now: In this webinar, Paul Gareau discusses the Indigenous Canada Massive Online Open Course from the University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

Teaching Women's History in Canada

No Votes for Men!

In this lesson students encounter an important step towards the full enfranchisement of Canadian citizens.

Thérèse Casgrain: Canadian Political and Peace Activist

Students will work in groups to explore the historical experiences of Thérèse Casgrain and the women activists who created political, cultural, and social change in Quebec and Canada.

Exploring the Life of Thanadelthur

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

Canadian Women Who Made a Difference

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the important role women had in Canadian society.

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