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From 17 to 22 July 2017, the Historical Thinking Summer Institute will take place at the Canadian War Museum / Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, Canada.

The Historical Thinking Summer Institute is designed for teachers, curriculum developers, professional development leaders, historians, museum educators and curators who want to enhance their expertise at designing history programs, courses, units, lessons, projects, or educational resources that explicitly focus on historical thinking. Historical thinking is now a foundation for history and social studies curricula across the country and internationally, and museum and heritage educators are similarly embracing it.

Attendees of the 2017 Historical Thinking Summer Institute will participate in a variety of activities including presentations and workshops, learning activities in the exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Ware Museum, discussions of readings, guest lectures, and group work to explore six historical thinking concepts: evidence, significance, continuity & change, cause & consequence, perspective-taking, and the ethical dimension of history.

These concepts will shape our exploration of the substantive theme of this year’s institute “Thinking Historically about Canada 150.” July 1, 2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, an event that is not without controversy for many people in Canada. Throughout the different activities at this year’s institute participants will use the six historical thinking concepts to think historically about Canada’s past, present, and future.

All of the main sessions during the 2017 HTSI will be in English, however, some activities, readings, and workshops will be available in French if there are significant numbers of French-speaking participants.

For more information, visit http://www.canadashistory.ca/Education/Historical-Thinking-Summer-Institute.


July 17, 2017
July 22, 2017
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