Click on the map to see our Global Hot Spots Textbook
The map was created and updated by the Grade 9 Canada in the Contemporary World class as an ongoing resource to help determine what Canada’s role is in the world.
As we discussed in class, Canadian history is often told from the perspective of white men – the predominant writers of history in the last 200 years. But how does history change when we start asking different questions? Howard Zinn discusses this in his article What is Radical History, and suggests that if we ask questions from a different perspective, we find answers that have not been addressed before.
Photo from Rethinking Canada, 6th edition, by Gleason, Meyers, and Perry (2006).
What if we asked questions about the role of women in Canadian History? Let’s start!!
Here is an article by Bettina Bradbury entitled Women at the Hustings. It is an account of women’s participation inn the 1832 election in Montreal, which arguably, was one of the most contentious and violent in Canadian history. Not only was this about class, but certainly about gender.
What does this article suggest about the role of women in 1832 and what does it suggest about the doing of history in terms of including all perspectives?
Here are some links that I put together over the holidays. Enjoy and please add via the comment section.
Make your own info graphics: http://infogr.am/
12 Maps that Changed the World: http://m.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/12/12-maps-that-changed-the-world/282666/
History of Middle East peace Talks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11103745
Aljazeera Interactive 2013 Timeline: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2013/12/interactive-2013-review-timeline-2013122613440394304.html
Embed your Prezi’s into WordPress: http://wordprezi.appspot.com/
The Biggest Scientific Moments of 2013: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/technology-video/video-the-biggest-scientific-moments-from-2013/article15800839/
100 Things we didn’t know last year: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25298982
9 articles on Education from the Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/vacation-reading-9-great-education-articles-from-2013/282614/
20 Best PechuKuchas of 2013: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=653806645635897528907700f&id=f05c3f1248&e=6291ba9c4a
Best space images of 2013: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23691292
How-to-teach resources 2013 (The Guardian): http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/dec/31/how-to-teach-resources-best-2013
Statistics Canada’s stats for holiday consumption (yikes): http://www42.statcan.gc.ca/smr08/2013/smr08_181_2013-eng.htm?WT.mc_id=twtZ1647
Infographics from the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/digital-agency/data-visualisation
BBC’s Interactives: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/11628973
Democracy Now – Year end review 2013: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/1/2013_in_review_power_politics_and
Chomsky’s Media Control: http://library.uniteddiversity.coop/Media_and_Free_Culture/Noam_Chomsky-Media_Control.pdf
Map: Girls not in Post-Secondary: http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=202
The known Universe in six minutes: http://tinyurl.com/62776hq
Norma Hall’s site of Provisional Government: http://hallnjean2.wordpress.com/
Social History of Women in Canada syllabus: http://history.uwo.ca/undergraduate/Docs/Outlines/2013-14/2182B-001.pdf
Woman and History: Rethinking Canada: http://www.chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/en/resources/resources/syllabi_assets/Echevarria09.pdf