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Professional Learning

Using Facing History in a Canadian History Course

This interactive self-guided course will support you in teaching your Canadian history course with a methodology and accompanying resources that encourage an honest and complex approach to the content.

July 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023


Cost:  Free
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About this event:


This professional learning event is self-paced and will be delivered virtually. When you register, you will receive instructions for how access and participate in the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

Certificate of Completion awarded upon successful completion of the workshop (all modules).

History Social Studies
Antisemitism Genocide The Holocaust
Civic Education Equity Education

An honest exploration of Canada’s past helps young people understand what it means to be Canadian today, analyze the ethical questions that confront our nation, and consider the choices that individuals have to shape the country’s future. Through an examination of case studies in Canada’s changing history of inclusion, we’ll explore Canada’s contemporary identity, continuity and change in our nation’s universe of obligation, Canada’s response to the Holocaust, and the history of Canada’s Residential Schools and the call for reconciliation. 

In this self-guided workshop, you will:

  1. Learn about the Facing History resources that can supplement your Canadian history courses.
  2. Engage in active learning strategies that reinforce historical thinking skills, inquiry skills, and civil discourse for difficult conversations.
  3. Learn a new way of structuring a curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make.

Workshop Structure

This workshop consists of two introductory modules followed by four optional case studies. The introductory modules lay the foundation for Facing History’s pedagogical approach, while the case studies represent particular points in the Canadian history curriculum. After moving through the introductory modules, you will be able to engage with any or all of the following case studies.

  • Welcome Module
  • Identity and Obligation Module
  • Case Study: Eugenics
  • Case Study: Xenophobia and Antisemitism
  • Case Study: The Holocaust
  • Case Study: The Residential Schools 


Workshop At-a-Glance Details

Time Commitment: We estimate that it will take about one hour to complete each of the content modules. The modules are designed to be self-guided, and you can work at your own pace through the workshop.

Cost: Free. The registration fee and event fee for this online workshop have been waived, thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.

Accessibility: Facing History is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for educators of all abilities. If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at support [at] facinghistory.orgrel="nofollow".

Workshop Access: After registering, you will receive an email with self-enrollment instructions to access the workshop. Once you log in, you will have access to the workshop for three months.

Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the workshop (all modules).

Having trouble logging in? Contact us at support [at] facinghistory.orgrel="nofollow".