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Peacekeeping… and keeping the peace

Several items in this newsletter from Canada’s History magazine that may be of interest to members.


Plus: New video series, fiction for children and more!
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Canada in Focus: War & Peace

Is Canada really a nation of peacekeepers?

Canada in Focus is a five-part video series that seeks to explain the historical context of current Canadian topics and issues by tracing a current topic back through history, highlighting key events and turning points. Watch now

Illustration of people standing around a tree while holding hands.

Jonrahdesgó:wah

The Haudenosaunee story of the Peacemaker tells how five Indigenous nations came together to stop war. Read more

Artist Philip Cote stands before a mural he created.

Ties of Kinship

Long before Confederation, the 1764 Treaty of Niagara enshrined enduring relationships between First Nations and the Crown. Read more

Elsbeth Heaman standing in front of a poster.

Connecting Communities

Elsbeth Heaman suggests that you cannot answer the question, “how can we get along and connect?” without recourse to history. Watch now

Black & white photo of men playing hockey on outdoor rink.

Canadian Veterans Return to the Ice

An annual hockey game honours the relationships forged during the Korean War. Read more

Photo Credit: Blue Helmets by Zack Lee is used under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Modifications to this photo include cropping.

The End of Peacekeeping?

After the Afghanistan War, Canada is no longer merely a peacekeeping nation. Originally published in April 2012. Read more

 

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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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FREE Virtual School Programming and more!

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The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum offer a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the Museum’s school programs help students discover Canada’s rich history.

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Painting Devastation | Book Reviews | Young Adventurer | Our Latest Top Sellers

Several items in this newsletter from the folks at Canada’s History magazine that may be of interest to our members.


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Book cover of I Can Only PaintArt of commemoration

The October-November issue of Canada’s History magazine includes an excerpt from I Can Only Paint: The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton, by Irene Gammel. Beginning in 1919, Hamilton travelled to devastated towns and battlefields in France and Belgium where Canadian soldiers had been active during the First World War.

At the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and the Ypres Salient, Hamilton endured difficult conditions that included rough shelter, inadequate food, poor weather, and surroundings littered with unexploded shells. Working sometimes with canvas and at others with available materials such as paper, plywood, and cardboard, she nonetheless produced more than three hundred paintings between 1919 and 1922.

Gammel’s book places this period of Hamilton’s work in the context of the artist’s life and in relation to other art and war art. It includes dozens of full-colour reproductions of her paintings as well as maps, photographs, and illustrations. You can also read the excerpt online.

Book cover of Dusty Dreams & Troubles WatersDaring at sea

Recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of Dusty Dreams & Troubled Waters: A Story of HMCS Sackville and the Battle of the Atlantic, a graphic novel for middle-grades readers. Written by Brian Bowman and illustrated by Richard Rudnicki with Susan Tooke, the book follows a young prairie boy as he leaves behind the family farm to pursue a career in the navy.

Book cover of Chiru SakuraExamining Canadian history

You can read the latest book reviews from Canada’s History magazine on our website — and, when you make purchases after linking to Chapters-Indigo from our website or from the Reading Den, Canada’s History Society receives a commission that supports our publishing and educational programs.

Top 10 Bestsellers

  1. The Diary of Dukesang Wong: A Voice from Gold Mountain
  2. A Love Letter to Africville
  3. Fight On!: Cape Breton Coal Miners
  4. First Canadian Army: Victory in Europe 1944–45
  5. The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation
  6. The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire
  7. Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front
  8. Uplift: Banff School of Fine Arts
  9. Enemy Alien: Life Behind Barbed Wire
  10. Invisible Generations: Living between Indigenous and White
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Book Giveaway Winners

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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

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New Digital Resources for At-Home Learning

A couple of historical war items in this resource.


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Canada and the Second World War

From farms to factories to fighting, the Second World War touched Canadians in many ways. Learn more about Canada and the Second World War in the latest issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids.

Bonus: Many of the articles in Kayak are digitized so you can share them with students at home. See what’s in the April 2020 issue

Attack on Bell Island

Although Newfoundland wasn’t part of Canada yet, it was definitely part of the war — we imagined what it might have been like when German submarines torpedoed the harbour on Bell Island in 1942. Read more

‘Bomb Girls’: Defense Industries Limited and the Home Front

In this lesson, students will be asked to collect data about the role, impact and experiences of the women known as the ‘Bomb Girls’. Learn more

As Memory Fades

In this activity, students will learn more about their family’s connection to the Second World War and consider how memories of the war change with different perspectives. Learn more

Significant Events in Canadian History Survey

Do you teach Canadian history in Canadian K-12 schools? You are being invited to participate in a research study titled “Significant Events in Canadian History.” Learn more

Virtual Heritage Fair

At Canada’s History, we have been talking a lot about how we can support Heritage Fair students while schools are closed and fairs are cancelled. We know many students have already started or finished their projects, and we want to encourage their work by providing an opportunity for them to still share their research.

As such, we are launching a Virtual Heritage Fair! From April 15 to May 1, we will showcase the Heritage Fair projects from participating students on our new Instagram account: @heritagefairs_fetespatrimoine

We invite you to check out the contest details, share the news of this program with your students, and encourage them to submit a Virtual Heritage Fair project.
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Explore Remembrance Day in your Elementary Classroom

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The Canadian Patriotic Fund, 1914–1919

The Canadian Patriotic Fund was a private organization which co-coordinated fundraising and provided monthly grants to wives and dependents of soldiers during the First World War. In this lesson, students will explore the role of the Canadian Patriotic Fund and learn more about the impact of war on the home front. Learn more

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Hidden History of the Poppy

Amid the blasting bombs, lifeless bodies, and muddy trenches of the Great War, bright red poppies flourished in Flanders Fields, Belgium. This sight inspired a poem that moved the British Empire. Now, each Remembrance Day, many people wear the red flower to honour those who died at war. Share with your students how the poppy became an enduring symbol.
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A Bear in War

When Lawrence Rogers was fighting overseas during the First World War, he exchanged hundreds of letters with his family back home. As the war progressed, his daughter decided that her dad needed some extra protection, so she sent her beloved stuffed bear “Teddy.” A Bear in War shares Teddy’s remarkable journey. This book is a gentle introduction to war, to Remembrance Day, and to the honour of those who have served their countries. Learn more

Discover Your Local Cenotaph

In almost every Canadian city, town, and village, you’ll find a cenotaph, honouring those who fought and died for our country. With this activity students are encouraged to explore their community landscape and community history through their local cenotaph. Learn more

Remembering the Great War

In this special digital issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids, you will find stories about major battles, about kids’ lives back home, and about how anger around conscription divided the country. You will also find links to lesson plans, classroom activities, and much more. Learn more

Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

Please note: Some items featured in our newsletters and social media will include links to the Canada’s History Archive. The Beaver magazine was founded, and for decades was published, during eras shaped by colonialism. Concepts such as racial, cultural, or gender equality were rarely, if ever, considered by the magazine or its contributors. In earlier issues, readers will find comments and terms now considered to be derogatory. Canada’s History Society cautions readers to explore the archive using historical thinking concepts — not only analyzing the content but asking questions of who shaped the content and why.
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