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, 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