Association for Canadian Studies invites you to a forum ?Planning 150th?
on teaching Canada?s history that will take place on June 26th 2013, at
the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, QC.
The Forum will mark current and forthcoming anniversaries. It will
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Association for Canadian
Studies, which was founded in 1973. We will focus on strategies relative
to teaching about Confederation as we approach its 150th Anniversary.
We will begin with a planning session for the 2014 edition of our 10th
national conference on the teaching of history, which is set to take
place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the site of the inaugural
meeting that paved the way for Confederation. We will continue with a
wider discussion about best practices for teaching the history of
Confederation. This session will be followed by a panel
session marking Canada?s 150th .
In the afternoon we will look at the state of the population?s knowledge
about Canada as we launch a special edition of the publication Canadian
Issues dedicated to the Symons Report entitled ?To Know Ourselves,?
whose recommendations played a central role in the promotion of Canadian
Studies. A final session will look at the challenges in the expanding
knowledge about Canadian history and fostering a broader understanding
about Canada including a discussion about Canada?s Museum of history.
the confirmed speakers include: Deborah Morrison, President and CEO, Canada?s
History, Anthony Wilson Smith, President, The Historica Dominion Institute,
Penny Walsh McGuire, Executive Director PEI 2014, Professor Jocelyn Letourneau,
Universite Laval / incoming President, Association for Canadian Studies, Colin
Jackson, Chair of the Board of Directors, ImagiNation 150, Dr. Tom Symons,
Professor Penney Clark, UBC / Director of the History Education Network and
Mark O?Neil, President and CEO of the Museum of Civilization ? soon to
become Canada?s new History Museum
We will end the day with a reception to more formally mark the 40th
anniversary of the Association for Canadian Studies and pay tribute to
individuals that have marked our forty year history. The forum will run
from 9:00 am ? 5:00 pm with a reception at 5:00 pm. A Program will be emailed
to you upon your confirmation. There is no registration fee ? space limited ?
you must RSVP.
To confirm and for any
questions you may have, please contact James Ondrick at the ACS, Tel
(514) 925-3097, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org