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.
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