Saturday, June 20, 2009

History in the News

History has been a hot topic in the Canadian news over the last week, with the Dominion Institute's report on the state of historical knowledge in Canada. The Dominion Institute recommends that at least one history class at the high school level be made mandatory across Canada, as many provinces received a failing grade. Saskatatchewan was in eighth place, with a score of F.

See John Gormley's recent article in The Star Phoenix for his opinion piece on the necessity of understanding history in the modern world. The Department's own Bill Waiser is quoted in the article, eloquently outlining the reasons we should learn about about our national history.

Take the Dominion Insitute's quiz to test your own knowledge of Canadian history...