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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...

Teaching History With Reacting to the Past

Teaching History With Reacting to the Past

By Martha Attridge Bufton, Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, Carleton University & Pamela J. Walker, Professor of History, Carleton University In the spring of 2017,...

Teaching about Academic Integrity by Making Citations Meaningful

Teaching about Academic Integrity by Making Citations Meaningful

Mairi Cowan Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga Partway through a lecture a few weeks into HIS101, I show an image of a couple of pages from...

Three Reasons to Teach and Use Zotero  in the Classroom

Three Reasons to Teach and Use Zotero in the Classroom

Congratulations!  You survived the first week back to class.  The barrage of social media posts reminding you, some reassuring, some with funny memes and others that may...

Announcing the CHA’s First Teaching Awards!

Announcing the CHA’s First Teaching Awards!

Since at least the 1970s, CHA members have asked for more teaching and learning content at the Annual Meeting and since the 1990s, the Council has been working towards...

Réflexion sur les manuels d’histoire (un blogue en deux parties) - 2nd part

Réflexion sur les manuels d’histoire (un blogue en deux parties) - 2nd part

By Penny Bryden In my last post, I talked about my ambivalence about using textbooks in my courses and how they can become like expensive wallpaper for a course. Despite...

Thinking about Textbooks (a two-part blog post) - 1st Part

Thinking about Textbooks (a two-part blog post) - 1st Part

By Penny Bryden I have a long, but admittedly ambivalent, relationship with history textbooks.  As an undergraduate student at Trent University, textbooks simply weren’t...

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

Syllabi, primary sources, learning—these are all constant themes on the Teaching and Learning Committees’ weekly phone calls. So it should be no surprise that, when Dr...

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