Meaningful Learning
with Dr. Samantha Cutrara
History Education Strategist Dr. Samantha Cutrara's "Pandemic Pedagogy" series talking with with historians, history teachers, and others in the heritage field about teaching history during and after COVID-19. Also find academic conference presentations from 2016-2020. For more information visit www.SamanthaCutrara.com

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In conversation with AgentNDN & Elysse Deveaux {Pandemic Pedagogy convo 42} Imagining a New ‘We’

How do we teach history in this moment and others? In this conversation, I speak with AgentNDN and Elysse Deveaux about decolonization, memes, and semiotics. What are the tools can use to interrupt colonialism and colonial structures?  
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In conversation with Georgina Riel {Pandemic Pedagogy convo 41} Imagining a New ‘We’

How do we teach history in this moment and others? In this conversation, I speak with Georgina Riel/Waabishki Mukwa Kwe, an Ojibway educational consultant and artist, about how can get  caught in language and to reaffirm colonial ideas of history, the…

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Source Saturday: Black Lives Matter at Museum London

In this Source Saturday conversation I speak with Amber Lloydlangston (Curator of Regional History), Olivia Musico (community collector), and Ghaida Hamdun (co-founder of Black Lives Matter London) about Museum London’s Black Lives Matter exhibit. The…

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Source Saturday: Dr. Sarah Glassford and Women in the Red Cross during World War Two

In this video, Dr. Glassford talks about a letter sent home from London in 1943 to demonstrate how prominent emotional labour and creating networks of home was for many women in the Red Cross. We talk about gender, and gendered expectations of care…

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Source Saturday: Jennifer Shaw and Jewish Canadian Women during World War Two

In this video, Jennifer talks about how she used oral histories to refute the dominant historiographical notion that Jews did not participate in homefront war activities. In fact, Jewish women’s participation in home front activities carried a much…

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Source Saturday: Dr. Amy Shaw and “Making the Best of It: Canadian Women during World War Two”

Dr. Amy Shaw discusses her co-edited collection on women and girls in Canada and Newfoundland during WW2. *Dr. Shaw underscores that by listening to the women themselves – the archival sources and oral histories that are available – we can complicate…

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Source Saturday: Grandpa’s WW2 Letters with Dr. Matt Luckett

In this video I speak with Dr. Matt Luckett about the digitization project of his grandparents’ letters during World War Two. Dr. Luckett’s grandfather, Elmer Kurtz Luckett, was a steam engineer in the United States Navy who lived though the bombing…

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Source Saturday: The Canadian Letters and Images Project with Dr. Steven Davies

The Canadian Letters and Images Project is a digitized collection of letters from military conflicts that involved Canadians. In this video, I speak to Dr. Stephen Davies the director of the Project about two letters from this collection.
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Source Saturday: International News Agencies and the 2000 US election with Prof Michael Palmer

What is happening behind the scenes in the news media during the contentious US election? How can historians help us understand this moment? In this video, I speak to journalism historian Professor Emeritus Michael Palmer from Sorbonne Nouvelle…

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Source Saturday: 1930s Sounds of Séances with Dr. Kyle Falcon

Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your Canadian history teaching? Dr. Kyle Falcon introduces us to audio recording of séances from the 1930s. In our conversation, we talk about the intersection between technology and gender, and the…

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