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How to Teach History in Schools (or At Home)

Education Rhetor

How to Teach History in Schools (or At Home)

Originally published as "Teaching History as Self-Doubt" by "Rhetor" in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2011 (print edition)   "A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." – Alexander Pope, “Essay on Criticism”   It is heartening to see national history curricula for schools the subject of lively debate in Australia and the United Kingdom. This is not happening in Canada, where interest is confined to a few enthusiasts: Canada’s History dedicated a special issue to teaching last year, but many educators are not well-trained and the provinces consign history to the muddle...

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Volume 9 Number 2 is live!

Volume 9 Number 2 is live!

Despite more than 150 years of quixotic attempts at Senate Reform, the status quo prevails. Why? Due to inertia, bad timing, a lack of will? Or did the Founders essentially get it right?

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New Book!

New Book!

Durnovaria is pleased to publish its first title, C.P. Champion's Relentless Struggle: Saving the Army Reserve 1995-2019. Click to order!

 

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Listen: New Podcast!

Listen: New Podcast!

"1867 And All That" is a brand new Canadian history podcast to be launched by Dr. Christopher Dummitt in January. Listen to the trailer here or on iTunes to subscribe.

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How Good Was Harper for Defence?

How Good Was Harper for Defence?

There are some areas where National Defence legacies of the Harper years live on. But in other areas, Harper failed to realize the vision he brought with him in 2006: Above all, the failure of the Conservative government to keep the CAF supplied with up-to-date weapons systems...

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