From Monday July 9 to Friday July 13, 2018 will be held theSummer School of Historical Thinking at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau on the theme “Undertaking a historical reflection on public commemorations”.
The Historical Thinking Summer School is designed for teachers, curriculum creators, pedagogical advisers and other educational specialists, historians and museum educators who want to develop their expertise in development of programs, courses, units, lessons, projects or educational resources in history focused on historical thinking.
Participants in the 2018 Historical Thinking Summer School will take part in a variety of activities including presentations and workshops, learning activities at the Canadian Museum of History, suggested reading discussions, lectures and teamwork to explore the six concepts of historical thinking: sources, relevance, continuity and change, causes and consequences, point of view and the ethical dimension of history.
These concepts will shape our exploration of this year's theme: “Undertaking a Historical Re ﬂ ection on Public Commemorations”. Throughout the various activities offered this year, participants will use the six concepts of historical thinking to reflect on Canada's past, present and future.
For the first time, the Summer School on Historical Thinking will be held in English and French. The sessions in English and in French will take place separately, but there will be moments of sharing and exchange between the two groups.
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The deadline for registration is June 1, 2018.
The mentors of the 2018 edition:
LINDSAY GIBSON is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta and has worked on the Historical Thinking Project since 2008.
CATHERINE DUQUETTE is an associate professor in history teaching at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi.
CARLA PECK is Associate Professor of Humanities Education in the Elementary Education Department at the University of Alberta.
HEATHER MONTGOMERY is the Museum Training and Assessment Specialist at the Bank of Canada Museum.