Historical Thinking Community of Practice

Posted November 30, 2023

Join the Historical Thinking Community of Practice

The Historical Thinking Community of Practice (HTCP) aims to support a network of educators interested in designing historical thinking learning activities, museum exhibits, lessons, projects, units, or courses focused on teaching, learning, and assessing historical thinking.

We will be hosting seven English and French sessions between January 2024 and April 2024. Each session will focus on a key aspect of designing historical thinking learning activities, and participants will be invited to generate new ideas, give and receive feedback, and share experiences teaching and assessing historical thinking. In the final session participants will be organized into breakout groups where they will share a 3–5 minute presentation that describes a learning activity, museum exhibit, lesson, project, unit, or course they created during the HTCP, and reflects on their learning during the HTCP. 


The English sessions of the HTCP will be held on Wednesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm ET / 4 pm to 5:30 pm PT on Zoom.

  • January 17, 2024: What is historical inquiry? 
  • January 31, 2024: What is an effective historical inquiry question? 
  • February 14, 2024: How to provide background knowledge and context?
  • February 28, 2024: How to find and use historical evidence effectively?
  • March 20, 2024: How to scaffold students’ learning? 
  • April 3, 2024: How to assess students’ learning?
  • April 17, 2024: Presentations of learning


Fees and refund policy

Registration fees for seven virtual meetings: $150 + GST

Participants who attend all seven sessions will be given a certificate of completion.

The HTCP will be capped at 45 participants.

Please note that should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. To withdraw from the 2024 HTCP, please submit a written notice to be eligible for a full refund (less an administration fee). 


To register, fill out our online form here. You will then be asked to visit our online store to complete your payment and confirm your participation in the 2024 Historical Thinking Community of Practice.

For more information contact:
Brooke Campbell, Canada’s History

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