Starting on March 31, 2016 we will hear from educators, public historians, and graphic designers who will speak about their experiences using visuals to share Canadian history. We wanted to focus on how people teach and learn about history through sight. People are finally coming to terms with the fact that a wall of text will not engage the majority, and let's face it, we want you to engage with history!
Together, we will explore what these creators consider when they select images for their classrooms, exhibits, and magazines, or when they allow students to submit art for credit, or when they interpret historic images.
Canada's History invites you to register for the webinars that are of interest to you. All webinars are free to attend.
Upcoming visual history webinars:
Thursday, June 2, 6 pm ET
Scott Chantler on visual storytelling
Presentation by Scott Chantler.
About this webinar: In this presentation Scott Chantler will discuss the historical research and creation of two of his publications, Two Generals and Northwest Passage, as well as, his experiences engaging Canadians of all ages with graphic novels.
About the presenter: Scott Chantler is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novel Two Generals, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards, named one of Chapters-Indigo’s Best Books of 2010, selected for Best American Comics 2012, and named by the CBC as one of the 40 best Canadian non-fiction books of all time. His other work includes Northwest Passage (nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards) and the Three Thieves series (winner of the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids and listed by YALSA as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens).
Thursday, June 16, 6 pm ET
Captive Audience Learning
Presentation by Monique Martin.
About this webinar: This presentation will look at some innovative ways to get history out onto the streets of your city and have everyone, including your students, learn new things.
About the presenter: Monique has been an art teacher for eighteen years, using a wide variety of mediums and teaching that art can create change. Her student work often focuses on environmental and social awareness.
Monique funds her large-scale projects with private and corporate donations and grants. The students created public educational graphic design projects using bus ads. She called the projects “Captive Audience Learning”, displayed in Saskatoon, Ottawa, and from Toronto to Montreal. They created two educational poster projects with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan in French, English, Cree and Dene. Monique’s students have created installation art projects provincially and nationally. Student murals adorn walls at Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and the University Hospital. Her student projects are planned years in advance so that she can find funding.
Monique received the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007 and the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. Monique is a two-time winner of a National Teaching Award for combining art into other subject areas. In 2011 she received Canadian Society for Education Through Art Affiliate Award.
Monique is an accomplished artist exhibiting her artwork locally, nationally and internationally.
Thursday, July 7, 2 pm ET
From Suffragists to Superheroes: Canadian history for kids
Presentation by James Gillespie and Nancy Payne.
About this webinar: Canadian history is full of exciting stories and fascinating people. What’s the best way to bring our shared past to children? Kayak magazine, published four times a year for readers between eight and 12, aims to do just that through engaging storytelling and dynamic design. Join editor Nancy Payne and art director James Gillespie as they discuss their approach to making history come alive for kids.
About the presenters: Nancy Payne has been editor of Kayak: Canada’s History for Kids since 2011. Before that, she edited publications for the Canadian Wildlife Federation including Wild, a nature and environment magazine for young readers. She has also been a producer with CBC Radio in Ottawa and written for a wide range of Canadian magazines and newspapers. She has a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.
James Gillespie joined Canada's History in 2009 as Web Designer. He became the Art Director for Kayak in December 2010, in 2013 he became Art Director of Canada’s History magazine. Since then James has helped coordinate many award winning articles and covers for both magazines. He looks forward to sharing some of his expertise in the graphic depiction of Canda’s history with you.
To watch past webinars go to Canada's History YouTube Channel.
If you are interested in supporting Canada's History's educational programs please contact:
Louise Humeniuk, Major Gift Associate
T 204-988-9300 ext 210