K-12 Teaching Modules / Backgrounders
NCHE “Connecting History Classrooms to Canada” Articles
Beginning in January 2011, the National Council for History Education has published in its History Matters! e-newsletter a “Connecting History Classrooms to Canada” column by Tina Storer, former Education and Curriculum Specialist at Western Washington University’s Center for Canadian-American Studies. The articles, sometimes in collaborations with experts in various fields, are published every other month.
The following articles can be downloaded and copied for classroom use. For questions or comments,
please contact the K12 Outreach Team or by phone (360) 650-4871.
- April 2015 – “Teaching about the Klondike Gold Rush (1896-99)”
- March 2014 – “Considering Multiple Perspectives and Reverse Immigration when Teaching about the American Revolution”
- January 2014 – “The Underground Railroad and Black History Beyond our Border”
- June 2013 – “A Year to Remember — 1763”
- April 2013 – “This Little Piggy Went to a Garden… and Almost Started a War”
- February 2013 – “Canada’s Role in Afghanistan”
- May 2012 – “Seven Years’ War and Its Impact on North America”
- May 2012 – “Early Exploration and Aboriginal Connections”
- January 2012 – “The War of 1812”
- May 2011 – “A Primer for Teaching Canada”
- March 2011 – “Chinese Immigration Experience in Canada and the US”
- January 2011 – “Introductory Article – Including Herstory (and Canada) in History”
“Linking: Connecting Canadian History to the US”
Linking! Connecting Canadian History to the US is a set of educational essays, timelines, quizzes, etc., designed to teach about Canada by making links between the histories of the two countries. The modules are written for teachers at the elementary and high school levels. They provide a simple and concise overview to each subject and are written with US students in mind. Canada is an excellent country to use in comparative studies as it is geographically near and culturally similar to the US – and yet, it is also very different.
Author, Nadine Fabbi is the Assistant Director and Outreach Coordinator of the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She has a Master’s in Canadian Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa and has worked in the educational field since 1985.
The following modules can be downloaded and copied for classroom use. For questions or comments please contact Nadine Fabbi at (206) 543-6269.
Multiculturalism in Canada Articles
Articles/Presentations by John C. Myers