Published Date

May 21, 2021

Resource Type

For the Classroom, Vetted Resource

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning

Geographic

Canada

This resource was developed as part of the AHA’s Remote Teaching Resources initiative.

Perspectives on the Habitation: An Educational Resource for Teaching and Learning about the Place of Québec in the Early Modern World

Mairi Cowan, The Champlain Society

Perspectives on the Habitation is an educational resource about the French settlement at Québec in 1608. It is designed to help students learn about the place of Samuel de Champlain’s settlement of Québec in the early modern world through the perspectives of textual and visual primary sources; a variety of secondary sources; and additional research on what Champlain learned from Indigenous peoples and his earlier travels, on what happened to the Habitation, and on how the history has been commemorated in public memorials from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. This resource is designed for Grades 11-12 and can be adapted for undergraduate level instruction.

Remembering Africville: Source Guide

Halifax Regional Municipality (Nova Scotia)

Remembering Africville: Source Guide is an online inventory of documents that tells the story of the troubled relationship between the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Africville community. Documents include official city records, minutes, and reports as well as citizens’ personal letters, petitions, surveys, and committee records. The language of the documents has not been redacted and, therefore, reflects the era’s local attitudes about race, ethnicity, and class.