Month: October 2011

Follow Friday: My Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Historians

There was a great post that’s been circulating recently called “The 70 Best Twitter Feeds for History Majors.” It’s not necessarily what my list would be, though. Below please find My Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Historians. If you have suggestions for additions to my list, let me know! Once you’re done following this list,

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Cenotaph Project: Little Trinity Anglican Church

To the glory of God and in loving memory of 70 men from this parish who laid down their lives in The Great War 191419 and in grateful remembrance of those who shared its dangers.

Erected A.D. 1921

Major Canon H.C. Dixon


Little Trinity Anglican Church

King Street E at Trinity Street, Toronto ON.

The Cenotaph Project is an effort to record as many Canadian war memorials as possible. If you have a photo you’d like to share, please visit the About section to contact me.

Book Review: Ken Robinson’s The Element

Sir Ken Robinson is like a rock-star of the educational world. I’ve always been very familiar with his TED Talks, which inspire creativity and education reform. I had not known that he also had published books on the very same issue until his first book, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative was re-released

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The Fenian Threat & Contribution to Canadian Identity

Last night I found myself across the city at Fort York National Historic Site to attend a session in their “Parler Fort Speaker Series” (a delightful twist of words, I have to say.) This is my first time attending and I’m glad I did — and devastated I’ve missed so many. For those who know

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This Week in Canadian History (Oct 24-30)

Oct 24, 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 World Series, making it the first World Series win for Canada. Watch the coverage here (or just skip to the 12 minute mark to see the final out.)   Oct 25, 1854 – Alexander Roberts Dunn becomes the first Canadian

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Report Cards for the Modern Age

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Good Education just ran a fantastic contest where it asked readers for a redesign of the traditional report card, making it “visually appealing, informative, and inspirational, and give context to student achievement.” Click on the thumbnails to check out some of the selection below (the first, which features a “student” named Stephanie Paige Jobs, is

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Follow Friday: The History Education Network

Wow, friends. Sorry for the lengthy absence! I’m back with some new and exciting projects I’m working on and am excited to get elbow-deep in blogging again. This week’s Follow Friday features The History Education Network, who just revamped their website! Conflict of interest confession: I’m a member of the network and a contributor to

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