Using historical thinking to deepen understanding

Using examples from Canada's First National Internment Operations and the internment of Ukrainian Canadians during WWI, this session will explore practical examples of how historical inquiry and thinking can be used to deepen student understanding of important historical events. The session will feature ideas that can be used in all social studies and history courses, and will draw upon teaching and learning materials developed by The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund and The Critical Thinking Consortium.

Target Audience

Grades 6 to 12 social studies and history teachers, instructional coaches


12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

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  • Warren Woytuck

    Warren Woytuck has been a K-12 teacher and elementary and junior high school principal for more than 20 years. His diverse professional background includes leadership experience in government and not-for-profit organizations. Warren has also authored and edited several TC² teaching and learning resources. As a coach and facilitator, Warren has worked with thousands of educators and leaders in the areas of critical thinking, creativity, instructional excellence, and reconciliation. He is the recipient of the Alberta Teachers’ Association Social Studies Council Award of Excellence and the Royal Roads University Leadership Award.