The Historical Thinking Summer Institute is designed for teachers, curriculum developers, professional development leaders, historians, museum educators and curators who want to enhance their expertise at designing history programs, courses, units, lessons, projects, or educational resources that explicitly focus on historical thinking.
Attendees of the 2019 Historical Thinking Summer Institute will participate in a variety of activities including presentations and workshops, learning activities in the exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, small group discussions of readings, and guest lectures to explore six historical thinking concepts: evidence and interpretations, significance, continuity & change, cause & consequence, perspective taking, and the ethical dimension of history. Throughout the different activities at this year’s institute participants will use the six historical thinking concepts to think historically about Canada’s past, present, and future. The HTSI will be presented in both English and French. The English and French sessions will take place separately but there will be opportunities to share work and experiences between the groups.