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From Rink Wars to Ink Stars

Open Book: In his book Picturing the Game: An Illustrated Story of Hockey, author and television producer Don Weekes presents hundreds of images that range from unattributed early drawings of game play to mischievous editorial cartoons that satirize the people involved in hockey as well as Canadians’ devotion to the game.

Dominion

Book Review: In Stephen R. Bown’s book Dominion: The Railway and the Rise of Canada, readers are carried along in comfort by the author’s effortless prose, marvelling at the people, places, and events that make up the story of Canada’s transcontinental railway.

Blood on the Coal

Book Review: Ken Cuthbertson’s book Blood on the Coal tells about the miners who survived thanks to “the miracle at Springhill.” It’s a book about the courage and heartache experienced as families awaited news regarding the fate of the nineteen survivors from deep in the No. 2 mine where the incident occurred.

2023 Governor General's History Awards

Lianne C. Leddy

Serpent River Resurgence opens with the stories of the lands and waters of Anishinaabek territory, of the great serpent, her radiant eggs, and the lessons to be learned from disturbing them in unsustainable and disrespectful ways.

Craft at Risk

Craft at Risk was an ambitious project to research, assess, and address the loss of traditional knowledge and craft in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Chantal Clabrough

The Westmount High School Memorial Project was a decade-long endeavour to research and commemorate the lives of the school’s alumni who served and died during the Second World War.
The Governor General's History Awards

Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.

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Divine by Design

Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica enters its third century.

Beyond the Falls

The scenic route along the Niagara River offers many historic attractions.

Clothes Brush

A well-loved clothes brush was purchased from the Hudson’s Bay Company in Victoria.

Keep Right

Prince Edward Island was the last province to drive in the left lane.

Resounding History

Labrador seniors group tackles a painful past through drumming and dancing.

Cellars over the Centuries

Fiction Feature: Building an underground place to store food helped people on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula make it through hard times.
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Education

Teaching about Disability in Your Classroom

These activities and resources guide teachers on incorporating disability studies in their classrooms.

Reflecting on Historical Inquiry

This lesson will help students reflect on what they have learned throughout their inquiry project.

Preparing for Difficult Conversations

In this lesson, students will assess their knowledge of the Residential School system and the ongoing investigations related to students who died while attending Residential Schools.

Considering the Role of Media on Public Awareness of Residential Schools

This lesson encourages students to reflect on the role of the media and the impact of the “news cycle” on public awareness of current affairs.