The video that started the series
Posted March 25, 2020
Dr. Nathan Smith
April 7, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? History professor and history consultant Dr. Nathan Smith (Applied History) talks about how this moment allows us to reaffirm to our students about how the structures of our country and government function work in our lives. But he also talks about the challenges of teaching history online during this time.
Dr. Andrea Eidinger
April 8, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Historian, history professor, and history Renaissance woman, Dr. Andrea Eidinger (Unwritten Histories) talk about the "truth" of Canadian history: we've always been diverse and that everyone's story is important. If this is our focus, would the pandemic change that?
Toronto's First Post Office
April 9, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Executive Director of the Toronto's First Post Office, Kat Akerfeldt discusses how during the pandemic their small museum is thinking about both programming and narratives. This can shape what is happening today but also in the future.
Dr. Kristina Llewellyn
April 13, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Oral history expert and historian of education, Dr. Kristina Llewellyn (Renison University College) has used the pandemic to remind her of the power of active and mindful history education practices, such as engaging in oral histories.
Dr. John Bickford
April 14, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? American social studies teacher educator Dr. John Bickford III (Eastern Illinois University) discuss the problems of the "democratization of knowledge" during this time and how an interdisciplinary social studies focus can help balance this.
April 16, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Former high school history teacher and history teacher educator Aaron Stout (University of Lethbridge) discuss the importance of remembering that history is made and written by people. How can we "breath with" the lives and experiences from the past?
Dr. Andrea Hawkman & Dr. Sarah Shear
May 4, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? American social studies teacher educators Dr. Andrea Hawkman (Utah State University) & Dr. Sarah Shear (University of Washington-Bothell) talk about their new co-edited collection on whiteness in social studies education to stress how drawing on the past can help us see systems of oppression in the present.
Dr. Geoffrey Reaume
May 5, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Critical disabilities historian Dr. Geoffrey Reaume (York University) discusses the importance of understanding vulnerability, access, and accommodations through a critical disabilities studies lens during and after the pandemic.
May 6, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Senior archivist Adam Birrell (Archives of Ontario, The ArQuives, Thornhill Archives) discusses the types of records we are collecting during the pandemic and how this collection is different than collecting from one individual or organization.
The Slave Dwelling Project
May 7, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, Joseph McGill Jr., talks about the opportunities for museums 'to do the right thing' and redevelop their interpretation to be more inclusive of all the lives who were parts of the sites (or collections!).
Dr. Funké Aladejebi
May 11, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Historian and women's studies professor Dr. Funké Aladejebi (University of New Brunswick) discusses how Afro-centric approaches to learning can help up revalue community and participate in greater social action during and after COVID-19.
The Tattooed Historian
May 21, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Digital content creator and #twitterstorian John Heckman, The Tattooed Historian, hopes for a "creative boom" in history during and after the pandemic because historians and historic sites had to engage in the digital at an accelerated pace.
Dr. Sean Kheraj
May 26, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Environmental and digital historian Dr. Sean Kheraj (York University) discusses how there are some good things to hold onto post-emergency online teaching and that a greater investment in thinking about these benefits will help us develop the skills and technologies as we need to move forward.
June 9, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Historian and Black Canadian history education expert Natasha Henry talks about how the pandemic has exacerbated long standing issues of preservation and curriculum inclusion related to the experiences and histories of Black Canadians.
Dr. Julian Chambliss
June 11, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID? Digital historian and podcaster Dr. Julian Chambliss uses the commemoration of Juneteenth to talk about the promise of freedom deferred and that the social movements for greater equity happening during COVID reflect the anger at the long-term systematic failure of delivering on this promise for African Americans.
Dr. Kristen Duncan
June 16, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Social Studies teacher educator Dr. Kristen Duncan (Clemson University) discusses how the grassroots Black Lives Matter movement can introduce to students how all people can make change and that teaching these diverse histories should be the goal of educators when they return to the classroom.
June 22, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Doctoral Candidate Mark Currie discusses the links between anti-racist geographies and teaching and learning history, and argues that these links can help us think about how we enact historical exclusions and inclusions in shaping, and reaffirming, spaces.
Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
June 25, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID- 19? Historian and former social studies teacher Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz talks about how much she is thinking of historical evidence during this time: what we have and what we're missing. This has prompted more reflection on whether history is a humanity or social science.
June 29, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? History and drama teacher Leanne Young talks about how this moment provides a personal experience for students to work through, and that being a “life preserver” for students understand this moment - and the future to come - should be a history teacher’s task moving forward.
Dr. Tim Stanley
June 30, 2020
How do we teach history during COVID-19? Historian and antiracist education specialist Dr. Tim Stanley talks about the material connections we share with people all over the world, and that focusing on these connections can create better conditions for confronting racism in our classrooms, curricula, and stories.
August 29, 2020
Many teachers have used the WE Charity to support students' social justice efforts, but it is problematic. Now that it is not in operation in Canada, June Findlay shares her research on "charitainment" and the attributes teachers and students should look for when engaging in school-based social justice projects together.
September 9, 2020
Orange Shirt Day began in Williams Lake in 2013 and has since spread to schools across Canada.
The shirt is a tribute to the lives affected and lost through the residential school system, which saw more than 150,000 Indigenous youth sent away from their parents beginning in the 19th century. The last school closed in 1996.
October 14, 2020
How do we teach history in this moment? Chronicles of Adam creator Dontavius Williams talks about what it means to teach history using tools that empower and invite inclusivity. What does it mean to put students in the driver's seat and listen to the stories they need to navigate - and be seen in - this world together?