2021 Wrap Up: Top 5 Posts of the CHA Teaching & Learning Blog

Published on December 14, 2021

As 2021 comes to an end we’re re-capping our most-read posts of the year!

Here are the top five blogs of 2021:

 5. Teaching Canadian Health History through Photographs and Primary Sources


In this blog post, Lydia Wytenbroek describes how she incorporates photographs and primary sources into her course to creatively engage mostly non-history students in historical dialogue.

4. Queering the History Curriculum


In this two-part blog series, Andrea Prajerova reflects on the importance of queering the history curriculum across levels of teaching and challenging dominant historical narratives.

3. Teaching Oral and Public History Across Disciplines and with Communities (Part I)


In this blog, Steven High describes the initiatives he and his colleagues have undertaken to bridge disciplinary gaps and work more directly with communities.

2. Deference in the Classroom? Discussing Military History


In this blog post, Amy Shaw discusses the unique “advantages and minefields” of teaching military history.

1. National Truth and Reconciliation Week. Resources for Teaching and Learning


In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, 2021, we collected some of the many resources that may be useful in guiding, reflecting, and informing the ways we teach about Indigenous history and reconciliation at this moment.

These posts had the most views and shares this year. If you missed them, check out the links above. While you’re there, take a look at the other wonderful posts on our blog!

If you have an idea for a blog, please reach out to the CHA Teaching & Learning Committee.

We would like to thank all our contributors for their hard work. Your creativity and expertise in teaching demonstrates such dedication. The willingness to share your experiential knowledge is appreciated by all our readers. Thank you!

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