Adventures in Experiential Learning


Course description

Due to COVID-19, we are not running the February 2021 teacher pro-d day. We hope to see everyone back once we are able to run it again. 

February teacher pro-D day

Do you teach high school history or social studies? Are you looking for innovative ways to approach the New Curriculum's Six Historical Thinking Concepts? Join faculty and students from UVic's Department of History in collaboration with BC teachers David Lynch and Michael Perry-Whittingham to explore experiential learning initiatives that get students participating in historical displays, investigations and mysteries. Register now for this day-long enrichment session which includes morning refreshments and lunch.


2019 Schedule

9 am

Arrival and coffee


9:15 am

David Lynch, Senior School Socials Teacher, SMUS

Students Doing History: Using Experiential Learning Projects to Meet the Objectives of the New Curriculum

Short break



10:25 am

Kaitlin Findlay, Research Assistant and Michael Perry-Whittingham, District VP with MyEd BC

The Ethical Dimensions of History: Exploring the Landscapes of Injustice Teacher Resource

Short break



11:30 am

David Zimmerman, Professor, Department of History

Historical Perpsectives: How the Veteran’s Oral History Project can help students understand the people of the past

12:20 pm


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1 pm

John Lutz, Chair and Professor, Department of History; Kelly Clark and Sydney Fuhrman, Graduate Students in the Public History Program

Deciding What is Important About the Past: Public History Projects at UVic

Short break



2 - 2:50 pm

John Lutz, Chair and Professor, Department of History

It's all about the evidence:  Using the Mysteries of the Chilcotin War to talk about Indigenous History


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