Teaching History Summer Institute 2014

The University of Winnipeg

2014 University of Winnipeg-Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning
Teaching History Summer Institute:

"Historical Thinking: Teaching Peace and Conflict in Canadian History"

July 8-9, 2014

This year marks the centennial of the beginning of the First World War, a war in which millions of combatants and millions of non-combatants/civilians died. As a member of the British Commonwealth, Canada, too, made the great sacrifice. More than half a million Canadians participated, and tens of thousands died or were wounded. Many never returned.

At the same time, this international war, like those that followed, also had a significant, multifaceted impact on Canadians back home. War was, and still remains, a powerful influence in the shaping of Canada's identity as a nation. At this year’s Summer Institute, World War I becomes a departure point for an in-depth examination of the various dimensions of conflict and peace in modern and contemporary Canadian history.  

The 2014 University of Winnipeg Teaching History Summer Institute explores the relationships between conflict and peace, between memory and history, and between wars abroad and conflict at home. Insights generated from guest speakers, presenters, participants, and cutting-edge scholarship will be combined to produce practical and creative learning strategies for use in the classroom.  

As always, the institute strives to engage teachers, students, communities, and the wider public in a debate about historical thinking and the dynamic link between history and contemporary issues. As part of this partnership, Manitoba Education encourages teachers from grades 5 to 12 to participate in this valuable learning experience.

Location: 223 Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg
Registration fee: $50.00.
For registration (side bar) and additional information see the THSI website or contact Jason M. Yaremko, Coordinator, 204.786.9353 or

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