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Resources for History Teaching Assistants

CHA-GSC Guide to Teaching Assistants in History

The Canadian Historical Association’s Becoming an Historian

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
This award-winning project provides engaging, high-quality materials to schools and universities for the teaching of historical methods and Canadian history, based on the premise that students can be drawn into Canadian history and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. The bilingual site presents twelve mysteries from all regions and eras in Canadian history. Each mystery focuses on a different theme (including slavery, aboriginal issues, disease, terrorism, religious dissent, and family violence). Click on the Teachers tab in the menu for detailed lessons, briefing sheets and evaluation materials for every mystery, which can be downloaded by registering on the site.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
See especially the Teaching Resources section, which includes links to OWL podcasts, writing exercises, slide presentations and workshops on writing.

Active History has a number of posts that pertain specifically to teaching history. A selection of particularly relevant posts include:
Making History More Than Your Story
Building Digital Literacy and the University Curriculum
Laptops in the Classroom
Is Wikipedia Worth the Trouble?
Hands-on History: Are the archaeologists leading the way to a new mode of public engagement?
Remembering and Commemorating a Complicated Past