Shining Lights in the Community

Black schoolteachers strove to educate children while resisting racial injustice.
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Children of Conflict

Young Canadians worked, worried, and waited during the First World War.

Family Life During the Great War

In this presentation, Kristine Alexander discusses her research into wartime correspondence between soldiers and their families. 

Family Business

Fiction Feature: When a B.C. lighthouse keeper falls ill, his daughter, Mary Croft, takes over, becoming probably the first woman in Canada to do so. Her daughters help, too!

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.

Latest Stories

Being a Newfoundlander in Canada

Comedian Mary Walsh on 75 years in confederation.

Roots: Your Name: A User’s Manual

Variations in names often turn simple research problems into nightmares.

Inspiring History

Governor General’s History Awards winners celebrate accomplishments in Ottawa.

The Mi’kmaw Hockey Stick

Vintage models prized for their sturdiness and craftsmanship.

Wooden Bowl

A large wooden bowl showcases the artistry of making bentwood vessels.

Newfoundland’s Big Choice: Canada or Independence?

Part one of a three-part series looks at life in a British colony.
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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.