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Friday, February 21 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Putting Primary Sources to Work: Historica Canada’s Educational Resources

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For students growing up in a society with instant access to information, the ability to read and assess the accuracy of content is an important skill to develop. Working with primary sources offers a means of building inquiry, analysis, and critical thinking skills. This presentation will highlight Historica Canada’s free, bilingual resources designed to guide educators looking to include primary source analysis in classroom activities. Built around the Historical Thinking Concepts, our resources offer inquiry-based learning strategies that incorporate historical evidence into the narratives we teach. Join us to learn about Historica Canada’s resources and develop new strategies for building primary source analysis into your teaching.All Historica Canada resources are free and bilingual. Our education guides are developed in consultation with educators, pedagogical and subject matter experts to ensure that the resources complement provincial and territorial curricula across the country.


David Gallant

David holds a PhD in Canadian history from the University of Calgary, with a BA and MA in history from Carleton University. Prior to joining The Canadian Encyclopedia, David worked as a historian in Parks Canada’s Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate (History and... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm MST