Teaching History & Social Studies in the time of COVID-19

October 23, 2020 – Online Conference

The Association for Canadian Studies is pleased to partner with The Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association (OHASSTA), the Manitoba Social Science Teachers Association (MSSTA) and L’Association Québécoise pour l’enseignement en univers social (AQEUS)  to present a online conference that will have a national scope and provide educators a unique opportunity to connect with history and  social science teachers from across the country as we face the many challenges of teaching in the COVID-19 era.

Some of the conference themes include how we address the calls for greater inclusion in our curriculum; in how we engage and assess our students in novel ways; in how we incorporate technologies more deeply into our practice, in how we respond to unprecedented challenges in education.

There will also be ample opportunity for discussion and questions and answers during the event. Translation will be available for a number of sessions. Presentations and resources from the conference will be made available to all delegates via the Association for Canadian Studies website.


The event includes a keynote speaker, The Honourable Jean Augustine, over 30 sessions featuring teachers and leading academics, researchers, and others from government NGO’s and educational organizations as well as an extensive an interactive virtual exhibitor room with over 30 exhibitors where delegates will be able to view their resources and ask questions in real time. Exhibitors will include publishers, history and educational organizations, museums, government agencies, community and other educations organizations and many many more.


The sessions have been recorded and are now available on the SSENC RESSC YouTube channel.