Quebec’s history curriculum prior to 1996 shows that little consideration was given to Indigenous history.
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Seeing the “Big Picture” in Canadian History
To pass judgement on the ‘progress’ or ‘decline’ of a society over time, a big-picture perspective on history is needed. These big-picture frameworks are also important…
Culture, Civilization and Historical Consciousness
Revisions to the history curriculum currently under way in British Columbia, Canada replace, among other changes, a senior course on Comparative Civilizations with one entitled Comparative Cultures.
History in an Age of “Truth and Reconciliation”
The recent report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada called on educational institutions to decolonize the educational system of Canada.
Going beyond “Narratives” vs. “Competencies”: A model of history education
Poor Québec history program! It is going through another round of ministerial revisions. This time, the competency-based approach of the current course of study was deemed “too radical.”
Breaking away from Passive History in the Digital Age
In Teaching History in the Digital Age, Mills Kelly recounts a teaching anecdote with millennial students. At the beginning of a history class, an avid student informed Kelly that he had “fixed” the Nuremberg video they watched during the previous session. Stunned, Kelly decided …
Why Historical Narrative Matters?
Imagine you are in school and asked to write down, in a page or two, the history of your country, your nation or your homeland (patria) as you know it. While this task may sound trivial, it tells us some important facets of people’s ability to use knowledge of the past …
Between Memory Recall and Historical Consciousness: Implications for Education
Abstract: “Honestly, I don’t recall anything. But I think there were lots of troubles between French and English Canadians… ” says one 17 year old student when asked to… Read More ›