The fall 2016 issue of OS/OS focuses on history: how it’s taught in classrooms across the country; how it could be taught; what’s left out; and who is challenging convention. The issue brings together students, teachers, academics and administrators in a conversation about how the teaching of history has evolved, how the past and present interrelate, and how grand narratives are both created and disrupted. It provides vital context to current political events: Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the development of new history curriculum in Quebec, and a new-ish federal government that is branding itself with a mixture of national nostalgia and forward-looking rhetoric of progress and innovation.
Mass Historia: Exploring history, narrative, and citizenship in our classrooms
October 27, 2016