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The Teaching | Learning Blog

We will feature interviews with teaching award winners, guest posts, re-publications of past “Teacher’s Corner” features from Intersections (formerly Bulletin), and more! This blog is a space where people can share how they’ve grappled with questions of teaching and learning history, the challenges and solutions they’ve come up with, and celebrate their successes. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this blog, we would be happy to hear from you.  Please email Allyson Stevenson @ teachingblog@cha-shc.ca.  
 
Do you have strong thoughts on the situation and would like to air them in a guest blog post? We’d love to host it.  But watch this space because work on this issue will be ongoing!
 
Please stay tuned for more!

Teaching Committee Members:

Letitia Johnson 
letitia.johnson@usask.ca    

Jo McCutcheon
Jo.McCutcheon@archivists.ca       

Allyson Stevenson
allyson.stevenson@usask.ca   

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To Test or Not to Test: Assessment and Learning in Historical Education

To Test or Not to Test: Assessment and Learning in Historical Education

By Andrew Nurse This post originally appeared on ActiveHistory.ca. Do midterms have any point? Do tests? Quizzes? Finals? These questions outline the scope of a discussion...

Experiential Education: A Pedagogical Approach for All Ages

Experiential Education: A Pedagogical Approach for All Ages

The following text was first posted on York University’s Teaching Commons on 11 February 2021. By Virginia Grimaldi I have been an educator for over a decade and have...

Textbooks: Not a bad word

Textbooks: Not a bad word

by Rachel Collishaw In some educational circles “textbook” has become a bit of a bad word. Teachers are encouraged to #DitchThatTextbook and create lessons and teach...

Call for submissions: CHA's Teaching Prize - Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources

Call for submissions: CHA's Teaching Prize - Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources

In the Spring of 2020, the CHA Teaching and Learning Committee awarded the first two teaching awards that responded to CHA members that have supported a greater recognition...

Historical Significance in Canadian History - Part III

Historical Significance in Canadian History - Part III

By Lindsay Gibson, Catherine Duquette, and Jacqueline Leighton In our April 30, 2020 Active History article “Why am I teaching about this? Historical significance in...

Historical Significance in Canadian History - Part II

Historical Significance in Canadian History - Part II

By Lindsay Gibson, Catherine Duquette, and Jacqueline Leighton In our April 30, 2020 Active History article “Why am I teaching about this? Historical significance in...

Historical Significance in Canadian History

Historical Significance in Canadian History

Series Introduction By Lindsay Gibson, Catherine Duquette, and Jacqueline Leighton In our April 30, 2020 Active History article “Why am I teaching about this? Historical...

Emergency Remote Teaching and Environmental History

Emergency Remote Teaching and Environmental History

Dr. Heather Green, Saint Mary’s University The CHA Teaching and Learning Committee welcomes blogs that address personal experiences of online teaching and learning. We...

Taking the ‘discipline’ out of history: moving beyond the limits of scholarly writing through a research creation assignment III - Expanding Historical Communication Through Guided Experimentation

Taking the ‘discipline’ out of history: moving beyond the limits of scholarly writing through a research creation assignment III - Expanding Historical Communication Through Guided Experimentation

Donica Belisle Banner Image: Research creation assignments, in which students are encouraged to create such assignments as podcasts, poster exhibits, videos, and graphic...

Taking the ‘discipline’ out of history: moving beyond the limits of scholarly writing through a research creation assignment  II - Beyond the Essay: A Research Creation Assignment

Taking the ‘discipline’ out of history: moving beyond the limits of scholarly writing through a research creation assignment II - Beyond the Essay: A Research Creation Assignment

Donica Belisle Banner image: “Canadian Nurses in WWI.” This poster, submitted by Tatiana Kyliuk as a research creation project for History 201: Canada From...

Taking the ‘discipline’ out of history: moving beyond the limits of scholarly writing through a research creation assignment I - Professionalization, Exclusion, and Scholarly Writing

Taking the ‘discipline’ out of history: moving beyond the limits of scholarly writing through a research creation assignment I - Professionalization, Exclusion, and Scholarly Writing

Donica Belisle Banner image: The Great Hall at Hart House, University of Toronto. Photo used with permission of Hart House. In 1952, Canadian historian Donald Creighton took...

Teach My Research: Jesuits and Demons in New France

Teach My Research: Jesuits and Demons in New France

Mairi Cowan Banner image: Antoine Sucquet, Piæ considerationes ad declinandvm à malo et faciendvm bonvm, cum iconibus Viæ Vitæ Aeternae (Vienna, 1672),...

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