News Archive

Passing of TH Co-Investigator, Dr. R. Michael Marker

R. Michael Marker, known to many of his friends as Mike, left this world on January 15, 2021. He was a force of nature, and will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. Michael was born in San Diego to Bob and Jean Marker in 1951. The family relocated to Spokane shortly afterwards, […]

November “Think History!” Newsletter

We are pleased to share our November 2020 newsletter with you!

Dr. David Scott interviewed on radio in Calgary, AB

Dr. David Scott, from Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, was interviewed around the United Conservative Party’s proposed changes to the K-4 curriculum for social studies in Alberta: Listen to CBC Radio(2020, October 22), the Alberta at noon with Judy Aldous here Listen to VoicEd Radio (2020, November 10), Hurley in the Morning here […]

2020 Floyd S. Chalmers Award

ChamplainSoc is pleased to announce that Radical Ambition: The New Left in Toronto, by Peter Graham & Ian McKay, is the winner of the Floyd S. #ChalmersAward. See full announcement at Congratulations to Dr.Ian McKay!

Radio Interview with Dr. Alan Sears

Alan Sears (Honorary Research Professor, Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick) was interviewed on radio (2020, October 3) : Putting the A in “STEAM” Education. Listen here

New Book

Congratulations to Drs. Penney Clark and Alan Sears on the publication of their book, The Arts and the Teaching of History: Historical F(r)ictions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020). More information about the book, including a free preview, can be found here:

New Publication

Congratulations to Thinking Historically co-investigator, Catherine Duquette and her colleagues on the publication of their new chapter, À la recherche d’un point de rencontre: L’apport d’une approche commune en science, technologie et univers social, pour intégrer des savoirs autochtones in the book La décolonisation de la scolarisation des jeunes Inuit et des Premières Nations […]

Commemoration Controversies Podcasts

A University of Calgary award-winning undergraduate student, Jessica Gobran, conducted a series of interviews with scholars from across Canada on how teachers should understand and take up controversies around commemorations. Contributors include Lindsay Gibson along with Dwayne Donald, Ehaab Abdou, among others. Throughout the podcast Jessica reflects on how her own Egyptian Coptic identity intersects […]

Education professor shares concerns about Alberta’s curriculum review

Elementary Education professor Carla Peck‘s online responses to the Alberta government’s announcements around its curriculum renewal process are going viral. She asks why its decision-making isn’t grounded in evidence-based best practices on teaching social studies and history. Read more here.

Professor Alan Sears and his PhD student interviewed on CBC radio

The New Brunswick Chapter of Black Lives Matter is calling for the government to ensure Black and Indigenous stories are heard in classrooms. Honorary Research Professor Alan Sears and PhD candidate James Rowinski discuss what it will take to make these changes happen. (2020, June 17). In CBC Listen here  

Dr. Carla Peck interviewed on 770 CHQR radio in Calgary, AB

Dr. Carla Peck was interviewed on Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge about the new Alberta Education Ministerial Order on Student Learning and its implications for Alberta’s teachers and students. Listen to the podcast here.

Dr. Carla Peck responds to the new Ministerial Order on Student Learning

On August 6, 2020, Alberta Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange, released the province’s new Ministerial Order on Student Learning. Dr. Carla Peck offers a critique of the new mandate for K-12 education in Alberta, including what it means for history education. Read the full analysis here.

Awards News

Congratulations to Dr. Kristina Llewellyn on her Excellence in Teaching Award! For more details, please follow the link below:

Book News

“Congratulations to Thinking Historically co-investigators Drs. Penney Clark and Alan Sears on their upcoming publication, The Arts and the Teaching of History: Historical F(r)ictions, which will be available via Palgrave Macmillan and Amazon in Fall 2020!” 

The passing of Professor Joan Pagès

The Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future team was very sorry to learn of the passing of Professor Joan Pagès, of the GREDICS group (Grup de Recerca en Didàctica de les Ciències Socials – Social Sciences Education Research Group) at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.