Canada History Week 2020: Environmental History Learning Tool

This learning tool has been created to accompany Canada History Week’s three animated short videos.

The videos explore the stories of environmental educators, activists, and conservationists, including water activist Josephine Mandamin, environmental educator Marcelle Gauvreau, and Canada’s first mixed (natural and cultural) World Heritage Site, Pimachiowin Aki. The videos encourage viewers to reflect on Canada’s environmental history through themes of Indigenous land stewardship, Indigenous water rights, and environmental education. Viewers are asked to consider social awareness and individual action in the context of ongoing environmental issues, both globally and within Canada.

View the digital magazine, created by Historica Canada for Canada History Week, to learn more about environmental history in Canada.