Nov 7, 1885 – The last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway is driven in by Donald Smith (later Lord Strathcona) at Craigellachie, British Columbia at the Rogers Pass, now a National Historic Site. -1900, Hampden Cockburn, Edward Holland and Richard Turner of the Royal Canadian Dragoons each earn a Victoria Cross for their part […]
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 […]
Welcome to the first of Blackboard Battlefield’s Follow Fridays! I hope to regularly feature great History or Education resources every week in order to share the ones I already love and, with the help of my readers, find some great new resources to feature. This week features The Historica-Dominion Institute’s The Canadian Encyclopedia, who just […]
Welcome to Blackboard Battlefield!
Within, you’ll find an array of videos, photos and some of my thoughts on creating meaningful, student-centred education and commemorating (and sharing) stories of history and community.