Recognizing the Historical Thinking Project

In December 2013 we learned that the Department of Canadian Heritage’s funding for the Historical Thinking Project would end on 31 March 2014. To mark this important project’s conclusion, ActiveHistory.ca put together a collection of short essays recognizing the work the project had accomplished and setting out possible directions for the future. The collection of essays covers Historical Thinking practices in the classroom, museum and among the general public written by students, professors, curriculum developers and public historians.

Thomas Peace, Lessons from the Past, Promises for the Future: Reflections on Historical Thinking in Canadian History

Heather E. McGregor, History Education in Canada without Historical Thinking? A worrisome prospect

Lindsay Gibson, Historical Thinking in the Secondary School Classroom

Stanley Hallman-Chong, Democratically Creating Historical Thinking for the Common Good

Sean Graham, History Slam Episode 36: Historical Thinking and Teaching History

Carla Peck, Historical Thinking and Teacher Professional Development: The Poor Cousin of Curriculum Reform

Ruth Sandwell, Synthesis and Fragmentation: the Case of Historians as Undergraduate Teachers

Elisabeth Tower, The Necessity of Historical Thinking in Museums

Del Muise, Marg Conrad and Gerald Friesen, Understanding Historical Thinking with Canadians and their Pasts

Jocelyn Létourneau, Teaching History: Historical Consciousness and Quebec’s Youth. On peut trouver cette rédaction en française sur Histoire Engagée: Partir de la conscience historique des jeunes pour leur enseigner l’histoire

Jill Colyer, The Need for Professional Development and Support for Teachers

Peter Seixas, After All is Said and Done