Join Dr. Evan Habkirk (University of British Columbia, Okanagan) as he talks about using the local churches in your community as a place that can start discussions around the past, historical connections, and colonial ideas.
By using a local church as a primary source, even from the outside, Dr. Habkirk discusses how we can connect out communities to larger themes in Canadian history, such as Residential schools, royal visits, and world wars. Reading churches as historical documents can connect to our present communities and bring the history of the community directly to the lives of students.
Helpful LinksMore information here:
Great War Centenary Association
Churches serve communities. Now community hubs are saving churches. – Broadview Magazine
Let’s revive empty churches as vibrant community hubs – CBC
An Overview of the Indian Residential School System – Anishinabek Nation