Tag Archives: Black Creek Pioneer Village

kiskisiwin – remembering: Challenging Indigenous Erasure in Canada’s Public History Displays

By Jesse Thistle The short film kiskisiwin – remembering is an intervention in the mythic pioneer fables Canadians tell themselves at public history sites to justify colonial settlement while delegitimizing Indigenous claims to their own ancestral lands on Turtle Island. The logic goes something like this: if nothing or no one existed here before settlement, then it is okay that… Read more »

Beyond the Classroom: Taking a Large University Class on a Field Trip

By Britt Luby At all levels of classroom instruction, history teachers are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of tactile learners in an environment that favours auditory learners. Large classes – York University’s Keele Campus averages 57 students per class – mean that lectures remain the most effective means of relaying information. This year, I was assigned to… Read more »

Approaching the Past: A Series Connecting People Teaching History

On Wednesday, June 16th graduate students in History and Education, academic historians, history teachers, and public history professionals will gather at Black Creek Pioneer Village for an evening of discussion around the theme of “teaching history by doing history.” The event is part of a new series called Approaching the Past: A Series Connecting People Teaching History, sponsored by The… Read more »

Active History Announcements: May 9-15

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The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers: Approaching the past, Active History lunch, History and Heritage in Brantford, Digest of blog posts.