Category Archives: History Slam

History Slam Episode 101: Science of the Seance

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/History-Slam-Episode-101-Science-of-the-Seance.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The humble Ouija Board, a beloved part of childhood slumber parties, cheesy sitcom plots, and top-10 games lists. Even though it’s just a board and disc, it can produce captivating evenings where people explore a mystical world. The idea that it is possible to communicate with the dearly departed is intriguing… Read more »

History Slam Episode One Hundred: History Five Years Later

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/History-Slam-Episode-100-History-Five-Years-Later.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Five years ago, we had an idea to do a conversational podcast that looked at a wide variety of historical issues. 100 episodes later, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some outstanding people and having some terrific conversations. I’ve learned a lot along the way while also having a lot of… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Nine: Digital History Open House

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/History-Slam-Episode-99-Digital-History-Open-House.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham A new semester started for me yesterday as I’m teaching an introductory survey course this summer. Something was different when I walked into the room, though – there were no laptops or tablets. All the students had paper and pens and while some did use their phones to take photos of… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Eight: High School History Trips

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/History-Slam-Episode-98.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The opportunity to study abroad is unique and has the potential to be extremely rewarding. For students, it’s a chance to experience foreign cultures and get a first-hand look at some of the places talked about during class. For teachers, it’s an opportunity to go beyond the classroom and use experiential teaching… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Seven: Using & Managing Water

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Water.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the search for life on other planets, the focus is always on water. If there is water, there is a chance that life, as we know it, could exist elsewhere. In all that excitement and speculation, though, we sometimes lose sight of the way we use and manage water on… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Six: Fake History

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/History-Slam-Episode-96-Fake-History.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Back in the fall of 2014, we had an idea for a podcast episode. The premise was that you were at a party, somebody finds out that you study history and asks a question to which you don’t know the answer. Normally, you might say that you weren’t sure, but in… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Five: Project of Heart

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/History-Slam-Episode-95-Project-of-Heart.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Teaching history in high school is a tough job. Teaching the history of Canada’s residential school system is a tough job. To combat this challenge, for years high schools simply did not talk about residential schools in history courses. Looking back on my own education in Ontario, the issue never came… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Four: Surprising Deaths of the 20th Century

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/History-Slam-Episode-94-Shocking-Deaths.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham “Let’s not forget why these babies are here…they’re here to replace us. That is what they are doing. They are cute, they are cuddly, they are sweet, and they want you out of the way. Next time you’re around a baby look in those sweet little baby eyes, you’ll see one… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Three: Towards a Prairie Atonement

By Sean Graham As an MA student, I had the pleasure of attending the University of Regina, a place that often gets criticized for its topography. Despite the jokes, I always countered that the Prairie sky was a sight in itself, somehow powerful and majestic while also being a calming presence. In my conversation with Trevor Herriot, he offered the… Read more »

History Slam Episode Ninety-Two: The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/History-Slam-Episode-92-The-Many-Deaths-of-Tom-Thompson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Conspiracy theories can be undeniably appealing and addictive to read. One of the reasons for this is that they are so hard to disprove. In fact, for the true conspiracy theory devotee, evidence that seemingly disproves the theory is turned around and used as part of the conspiracy. An internal CIA… Read more »