“Teaching EH: Canada in Context” series launched

Lawrence J. Burpee, “Trading Posts and Canoe Routes,” [1:27,000,000] An Historical Atlas of Canada (Toronto: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1927), Map 64.

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Just in time for the new school year!

The journal Environmental History has launched Teaching Environmental History: Canada in Context, an open-access series of 8 teaching modules containing resources aimed to help university, college, and high school instructors integrate Canadian environmental history themes and research into their course curriculum. The modules — on themes as diverse as ecological imperialism, environmental justice, and landscape art — each include

  • an article from the 2007 Canadian-themed special issue of Environmental History, made freely available by Oxford University Press,
  • discussion questions,
  • a contextual essay,
  • links to primary sources,
  • a glossary.

This is a very useful site for those of us who teach Canadian environmental history and a great introduction to our research and field for scholars around the world.

We owe a big thanks to Environmental History editor Lisa Brady for the series’ conception and David Brownstein for its execution. Canada in Context exists thanks to the support of Oxford University Press, the National Film Board of Canada, the American Society of Environmental History, the Forest History Society, and NiCHE.

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I am a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. I was Director of NiCHE, 2004-15. You can reach me at amaceach@uwo.ca.

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