The BC Heritage Fairs Society (BCHFS) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair will take place July 4 through 8 in Squamish, BC. Each year over 4,000 students (in grades four to ten) from regions around the province participate in School Heritage Fairs. Selected students move on from their school fair to […]
BC HERITAGE FAIRS NEWS & EVENTS
by Jolie Leung Rachel Meloche recalls being infatuated with history since she was a child. Now the coordinator of the BC Heritage Fair’s Provincial Alumni Council, she urges young people to look beyond the textbook and get involved with heritage. “If you want to know why things are the way they are in the moment, […]
by Veronica Xia First, a little bit about me. I’m Veronica, and I attended the BC Provincial Heritage Fair in Kamloops in 2014. Honestly, when I did my project that year I had no idea that it was even possible. I knew there was this mysterious thing which really good projects went to, but I […]
Story & Photos by Sarah McLeod Glenlyon Norfolk Junior School Teacher-Librarian Having participated in Heritage Inquiry projects with grade 4 and 5 students over the past three years I have found Heritage Inquiry an invaluable process that has benefited students’ learning enormously. I wanted to see more students and teachers in Victoria enjoy what has […]
The two Young Citizens students chosen to represent BC in Ottawa, Angela Zhou and Esmé Gandham, are featured on the Vancouver School Board website.
The latest collection of multi-media learning resources on the Royal BC Museum’s Learning Portal is a Pathway featuring Heritage Fairs. Created by by Royal BC Museum staff, each Pathway explores a different theme. Inside the Heritage Fair Pathway are options to explore through reading how to do oral history or read photographs, watching student photos and […]
The 2016 school year saw the launch of B.C.’s new mandatory curriculum and its strong First Peoples component for Kindergarten to Grade 9, with Grade 10 to 12 optional. Yet a new study suggests that while teachers may want to teach Indigenous culture and issues in their classrooms, they feel nervous about saying the wrong […]
Cynthia Wallace, the Provincial Heritage Fairs coordinator for New Brunswick, has written the following cheeky, thoughtful post. As she says, “In honour of project-based learning and disciplinary inquiry, I am taking on my motherly persona today to dish out some words of advice as to why Heritage Fairs are good for you.” You do not have […]
We call them Heritage Fairs and in francophone Canada they are called Fêtes du patrimoine – best translated as heritage parties. Many of our students choose subjects that celebrate Canada in all its diversity and quirkiness. At the last Provincial there were projects on Muggins: the Red Cross dog and natural horsemanship, yet alongside these […]
The next suggestions for smoky summer reading are from Margaret Conrad’s blog post in Acadiensis. As the title suggests we are a diverse people and not all of us are celebrating 150 years as a nation. “Indigenous peoples have served notice that they find little to celebrate in 150 years of Ottawa’s rule,” writes Conrad, […]
The weather has been way too hot for the usual dose of summer reading. So take these next two posts as summer-but-maybe-fall suggestions. The first read is the new issue of Canada’s History formerly The Beaver. You can read here Christopher Moore’s description of the many worthwhile articles especially his commentary on David O’Keefe’s vigorous […]
As the wood fire filled Wawadiťła (Mungo Martin House) with smoke, students in their yellow t-shirts, guests and dignitaries sang Oh Canada. As it has been at every Provincial Heritage Fair, this day was the highlight of the 2017 Provincial: the showcase of student projects. Our featured photo shows the opening ceremony for the showcase […]
The history blog for June is Every Place has a Story, a title that could be part of an elevator pitch for Heritage Fairs. However, it is the blog of Vancouver writer Eve Lazarus who has a passion for unconventional history.
Students will arrive in Victoria July 5 to enjoy an exciting Provincial Fair. Thanks to organizers Mary Campone and Kevin McKeown students will experience some of Victoria’s most important and engaging historic sites.
The BC Heritage Fairs Society is very happy to announce that Kevin Dale McKeown will be the new provincial coordinator.
From the Prairies to Portrait on the $10 bill here are a few thoughtful projects from 2017 BC Regional Fairs.
This week we would like to introduce you to the Hudson’s Hope Regional Fair and its coordinator Elinor Morrissey. The first Hudson’s Hope Fair was hosted in 2008 but the regional coordinator, Elinor Morrissey, did not become involved until 2010 when she took over ad the curator of the Hudson’s Hope Museum. Her favorite thing about the […]
Active History is a rich source to learn about the work of historians and connections between the past and current events.
This is an update on the Historical Thinking Summer Institute in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, July 17-22, 2017.
Our Historic Places videos are examples of place-based learning that can respond to the challenges of history education.