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Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

The Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project provides engaging, high-quality materials to schools and universities for the teaching of historical methods and Canadian history. It is also used in a wide variety of other courses including law, language, literature, aboriginal issues and many others. The project, based in the Department of History at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, has created a series of instructional websites based on the premise that students can be drawn into Canadian history, critical thinking, and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. All the material, available in both English and French, is provided free as a public service.

The project was made possible in part through the Canadian Culture Online Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Partners include the Université de Sherbrooke and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE), Queen’s University, Mount Royal College, the University of Waterloo, McGill University, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, The Critical Thinking Consortium, Arius 3D, and Hot House Design and Marketing.

Web quest style MysteryQuests: