Looking at our Historical Heritage and geography: Teaching in the Francophone communities of Canada

September 30 - October 1, 2011 – Ottawa, ON

Building on the success of seventh past national conferences on the teaching and communicating of the history of Canada, the Association for Canadian Studies and its partners will hold the 8th national conference entitled: Looking at our Historical Heritage and Geography:  Teaching in the Francophone Communities of Canada, September 30- October 1, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario.  This event will gather teachers, university professors, researchers, and all those individuals and organizations involved in producing teaching and other materials on Canadian history to look at the specific challenges of teaching about La Francophonie canadienne, and communicating (in French and English) the history of Francophone Canadian communities, as well as the history of Canada as a whole. This will be the first primarily French language national event to gather those teaching and producing history and social studies materials in the French language from across Canada. The event will look at new effective tools, materials, and techniques for teaching history and will examine the importance of history in our daily lives, as well as current issues involved with communicating our history to out youth. More than 100 of Canada's leading teachers, professors, researchers and authors will be featured on the program and more than 25 national, provincial and local organizations will be present at the event as partners, sponsors and exhibitors.  These organizations include book publishers, government departments, museums, history related non-profit organizations, media and others. Some of the Individuals on the program include:
  • Professor Gratien Allaire, Laurentian University
  • Professor Marcel Martel, York University
  • Professor Christian Laville, Université Laval
  • Representatives from the departments of education from the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Québec
  • Professor Paul Dubé, University of Alberta
  • Representatives from museums from across the country
  • Maurice Basque - Université de Moncton
  • Diane  Gérin-Lajoie, OISE - University of Toronto
  • Professor Jean-François Cardin, Université Laval
  • Catherine Duquette, Université Laval
  • Professor Nicole Lang, Université de Moncton
  • Professor Yves Frenette, Université d'Ottawa
  • Professor Stéphane Lévesque, Université d'Ottawa
  • Professor Claude Couture, Faculté St-Jean - University of Alberta
  • Professor Laurie Carlson Berg, University of Regina
  • Professor Michèlle Dagenais, Université de Montréal
  • Featuring over 30 Secondary level teachers from across Canada displaying teaching tools and techniques used in the classroom
  • Representatives from book publishers, museums, archives, history organizations and government
A registration form and preliminary program are posted at www.acs-aec.ca .  See attached Call for sessions if you wish to submit a presentation or workshop session at the conference.  For additional information please contact the Association for Canadian Studies at: James Ondrick Tel : (514) 925-3097 or james.ondrick@acs-aec.ca.


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