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The Last Ten Years:  Active History & the teaching of Canadian History since 2008

The Last Ten Years: Active History & the teaching of Canadian History since 2008

By Adele Perry With thanks to Sarah Nickel and Laura Madokoro for their help. How we teach Canada’s histories has changed in the decade that Active History and its...

A Unique Undergraduate Experience in Learning Colonial History

A Unique Undergraduate Experience in Learning Colonial History

By Marcela Jordão Villaça  Marcela Jordão Villaça holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences from Quest University. In 2018, she presented her undergraduate thesis...

There’s Still Time! Nominations for the CHA’s  Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources Award Due Dec 31, 2019

There’s Still Time! Nominations for the CHA’s Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources Award Due Dec 31, 2019

By Danielle Kinsey For the first time ever, the CHA will give out an annual teaching award at the 2020 meeting in London, Ontario.  Unlike other teaching awards given by...

Why Teaching About the Viking Age is Relevant -- and Even Crucial

Why Teaching About the Viking Age is Relevant -- and Even Crucial

By Natalie Van Deusen Associate Professor & Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Scandinavian Professor Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies University of...

Games and the History Classroom

Games and the History Classroom

By Benjamin Hoy Assistant Professor Department of History University of Saskatchewan I come to the historic profession from a bit of an unusual angle. To my parent’s...

Doing History in Precarious Times edited collection: Call for Papers

Doing History in Precarious Times edited collection: Call for Papers

In July 2019, the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University hosted a critical and thought-provoking workshop, Doing History in Precarious Times, with the...

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

What do we do with undergraduate students who are more concerned with what’s on their phones than what we teach during class time? Dr Honor Sachs recently re-posted a guest...

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

This fall, Dr Kristine Alexander shared some incredible collaborations between the University of Lethbridge and the Galt Museum. In a co-authored article titled, “‘What...

“The Past in the Present: Reflections of a First-Time Instructor”

“The Past in the Present: Reflections of a First-Time Instructor”

“The Past in the Present: Reflections of a First-Time Instructor” By Shawn W. Brackett Today’s world weighs on me. I’m sure it weighs on many of you. In North...

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part III

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part III

The instruction sheet below describes a student assignment I designed for my pre-Confederation Canada course. Although the assignment is perhaps best suited to a pre- or...

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part II

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part II

Part I The adage “fools rush in where angels fear to tread” seemed distressingly apt. I had a one course equivalent release – perhaps 60 hours over one term – to...

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part I

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part I

Part I When a Métis student in my intro to pre-Confederation Canada class said “I feel like I’m being colonized in this course,” I was taken aback. I knew the course...

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