Tag Archives: Newfoundland

East, West, North: Lessons for collaborative Canadian History curriculum

By Samantha Cutrara Should Canadian students be taught with the same history curriculum across the country? I often hear this question posed – sometimes in jest, sometimes in seriousness – at the end of a conference or symposium or in the comments section of an article. It is not currently a very active debate, but this question always seems to teeter on the… Read more »

‘The Government Game’: resettlement then and now

By Tina Loo So the government paid us for movin’ away, And leaving our birthplace for a better day’s pay; They said that our poor lives would ne’er be the same, Once we took part in the government game…. -Al Pittman, “The Government Game” (1983) Ninety per cent. That was the number on the minds of the eighty-seven residents of… Read more »

Summertime in the City: Time for History in the City

A look at some national historic sites in Canada, how well (or unwell) the nation’s capital reflects these, and a call for broader participation in sites of heritage and memory.