In this webinar series we heard from educators, public historians, and graphic designers who discussed their experiences using visuals to share Canadian history. We wanted to focus on how people are teaching and learning about history through sight. People are finally coming to terms with the fact that a wall of text will not engage the majority, and let's face it, we want you to engage with history!
Each presenter shares what they considered when selecting images for their classrooms, exhibits, or magazines. Others discuss their guidelines for allowing students to submit art for credit and how to students to interpret historic images.
The Visual History webinar series was presented between March 2016 and July 2016.
Watch the webinars in this series
Watch now: in this webinar, Samantha Cutrara discusses using primary sources as a form of social justice and the role of archives, museums, and community collections in visualizing different pasts and imagining different futures.
Watch now: in this webinar Charles Hou discusses a variety of classroom exercises using visual primary sources.
Watch now: in this webinar Bronwyn and Rebecca discuss the history of the Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest and share some of their strategies for engaging First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and writers.
Watch now: in this webinar Tom Morton gives examples and strategies about how to use visual primary sources to teach historical thinking concepts.
Watch now: this webinar explores the structure of the Graphic History Collective, lessons learned through our work together, and tips for those looking to create their own projects or bring comics to the classroom.
Watch now: in this webinar Scott Chantler discusses the historical research and creation of two of his publications, Two Generals and Northwest Passage, as well as his experiences engaging Canadians of all ages with graphic novels.
Watch now: this webinar looks at some innovative ways to get history out onto the streets of your city and have everyone, including your students, learn new things.
Watch now: in this webinar presentation editor Nancy Payne and art director James Gillespie as they discuss their approach to making history come alive for kids in Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids.