Weaving Stories and Stitching History

In this presentation, Heather Jefkins shares how her class embarked on a fibre arts adventure to learn about the importance of traditional crafts in both the past and the present.

Hosted by Canada’s History Forum

Posted February 14, 2020

Heather's students combined local stories and artifacts with artifacts stored at a national museum, and learned how their family stories could be connected to those bigger stories within the Canadian experience.

This presentation was part of the Making Community Stories Big panel at the 12th Canada's History Forum, Small Stories, Big Ideas, held on January 19, 2020.

Governor General's History Awards Winner Heather Jefkins teaches Grade 3/4 at Assiginack Public School in Manitowaning, Ontario. She is a recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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