Pam Calvert, Oakville Trafalgar High School, Ontario
Oakville Trafalgar High School,
Finalist for the 2011 Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History
Students discover the “history in their own backyard” by researching WWI and WWII soldiers from their community. Through engagement in primary document research, veterans’ visits, local fund-raising and trips of remembrance to Ottawa and Europe, students develop historical thinking abilities and gain experience in community partnerships.