Virtual Historical Thinking Institute

Fall 2023 Virtual Historical Thinking Institute (VHTI)

Connect with educators from throughout Canada for an engaging professional development series that will:

  • Deepen your understanding of historical thinking.
  • Provide you with new ideas and inspiration for designing effective lessons, activities, or resources.
  • Help you incorporate more inquiry-based learning into your work.
  • Provide you with confidence to take your teaching to the next level!
Registered participants will get access to the recordings, powerpoints, readings and resources!

The VHTI consists of 7 online sessions from September – December.

In each workshop, presenters will use relevant examples to introduce and illustrate key aspects of historical thinking concepts and share resources and learning activities for teaching and assessing historical thinking. Participants will be invited to join breakout rooms with other participants where they will share experiences, deepen their understanding of key concepts, generate new ideas for teaching and assessing historical thinking, and discuss important issues and challenges.

Each workshop will also feature a presentation from a guest speaker, including history educators, historians, museum professionals, and teachers, who will share theoretical insights, practical ideas, and new questions about the historical thinking concept being investigated.

"One of the best parts of the course were the connections made with other educators and learning about their approaches." - Past VHTI Participant


The Virtual Historical Thinking Institute will be hosted on Zoom.

Both the English and French sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm ET / 4 pm to 5:30 pm PT.

  • September 20, 2023: Introduction to Historical Thinking

  • October 4, 2023: Historical Significance

  • October 18, 2023: Evidence and Interpretation

  • November 1, 2023: Historical Perspectives

  • November 15, 2023: Continuity and Change

  • November 29, 2023: Cause and Consequence

  • December 13, 2023: The Ethical Dimension


Fees and refund policy

Fees: $183.75 ($175 + $8.75 GST)

Special bonus: 10 participants will be drawn at random to receive a prize pack from Canada's History, including a deck of Snapshots in Time cards.

Participants who attend all seven sessions will be given a certificate of completion.

Please note that should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. To withdraw from the Fall 2023 Institute, please submit a written notice to be eligible for a full refund (less an administration fee). 


To register, fill out our online form here. You will then be asked to visit our online store to complete your payment and confirm your participation in the Fall 2023 Virtual Historical Thinking Institute.

For more information contact:
Brooke Campbell, Canada’s History