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In the Latest Issue

An Irish Town Honours its Great Canadian

With medieval streets, seaside beaches, and a network of hiking trails, Carlingford is a popular tourist destination that also showcases the legacy of one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation.

Making Waves

Restoration of historic Ottawa boathouse nears the finish line.

Moccasins

Moccasins are among the most abundant articles of clothing housed in Canadian museum collections.

Snapshots of the Rural Past

Facebook groups preserve rural history by photographing abandoned buildings.

2020 The Governor General's History Awards

Gwich’in Goonanh’kak Googwandak: The Places and Stories of the Gwich’in

For nearly 23 years of research (1992-2015), the Gwich’in Tribal Council Department of Cultural Heritage (formerly Gwich’in Social & Cultural Institute) has worked with more than seventy-four Gwich'in Elders and traditional land users to document place names and create an inventory of heritage sites in the Gwich'in Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Dawn Martens

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to learn about the plight of Jewish children during the Holocaust, Dawn Martens guided her grades 4 to 6 students on an interdisciplinary project to study and present Hans Krása’s opera, Brundibár.

The Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project

Created through a partnership between the Western Development Museum, Spirit Wrestler Productions, and the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project documented through five multimedia outputs the history, culture, and religious beliefs of Saskatchewan’s Independent Doukhobors.

The Governor General's History Awards

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

In the Newsletter

2021 Book & Gift Guide

Our special advertising section includes the latest history titles along with other new and recent books from Canadian publishers — plus, unique gifts from Canada’s History!

Flying and Spying

Chinese-Canadian Kam Len “Doug” Sam serves in the air force in the Second World War. Shot down in France, he gathers critical information as a spy for the Allies.

War of 1812 Video Field Guide

From the Battle of Queenston Heights to the burning of Washington to the little-known role of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, this 12-part series of videos hosted by Tim Compeau brings to life the major events of the conflict.

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Education

Sleeping Car Porters

In this lesson, students will use role play to learn about the experiences of Black sleeping car porters on the job. 

Slavery and its Gradual Abolition in Upper Canada

This lesson examines the viewpoints on the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada – immediate abolition, gradual abolition, or no abolition. 

Treemendous!

Forts. Tipis. Maple syrup. Birch bark canoes. Log cabins. Wagons. (And yes, magazines.) Trees are a big part of the story of Canada.

Lost Art and Found History: The Life of Max Stern

This lesson examines the life and art of Max Stern, touching upon the themes of the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany and the resettlement of Jewish immigrants in Canada following the Second World War.