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Do you know what the children are learning?

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By Samantha Cutrara What is the purpose of learning history? Are we doomed to repeat it? Do we lose grounding? Are we stranded without space or place? Does history provide us with the skills for understanding evidence or content for narrating experience? As adults, as educators, as historians, we answer these questions with a blend of cliché and seriousness, never… Read more »

Supporting the Work of ActiveHistory.ca

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For the past eight years, ActiveHistory.ca has functioned as an entirely volunteer-run website without robust financial supports. This has meant that when technical problems that exceed our abilities have arisen, we have needed to go cap-in-hand to drum up emergency funding to maintain the website or – occasionally – pay these costs out of pocket. As our website and audience… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – She’s Hot: Female Sessional Instructors, Gender Bias, and Student Evaluations

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on March 30, 2017.  This post was… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Policing Gay Sex in Toronto Parks in the 1970s and Today

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on February 16, 2017. Tom Hooper From… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – How Thunder Bay Was Made

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on January 3, 2017. Travis Hay Thunder… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Before Mifegymiso: A History of Rural Women’s Access to Abortion

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on November 24, 2016. Katrina Ackerman Women… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Lillian Piché Shirt, John Lennon and a Cree Grandmother’s Inspiration for the Song “Imagine”

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on December 5, 2016. By Lillian Shirt,… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Bob Kinnear, the Amalgamated Transit Union, and the History of Canadian-American Labour Relations

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on March 23, 2017. by Christo Aivalis… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost –Remembering the Voyage of the St. Louis

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on February 7, 2016 By Laura Madokoro … Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – From Memorials to Instagram: Twenty-first Century Commemoration of the First World War

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.  Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on November 10, 2016 Claire L. Halstead… Read more »