Canada’s History: Young Citizen Programme

A thought for next year for ESA?…


Canada’s History is pleased to announce the official launch of its Young Citizens program, and is excited to introduce you to 200 savvy filmmakers from all across Canada.

The national program could not have been possible without our valued partners,
Canadian Heritage and Great-West Life. Young Citizens provides students with an opportunity to showcase a piece of history that matters to them through the new website

Students from grades 4-11 are selected for Young Citizens at their regional Heritage Fair. Armed with video cameras and a keen sense of curiosity, the students are tasked with creating a 3-4 minute video about their heritage fair topic.

Through a public vote, the top two videos from each participating province and territory will advance to a finalist round. From there, a panel of judges will select 6 recipients to travel to Ottawa to premiere their film at the National History Forum, held in conjunction with the Governor General’s History Awards.

The voting is now open, so we encourage you to visit to see what the students have created and to support them with your vote. You’ll see everything from reenactments to green screens, and topics ranging from the War of 1812 to Horse Racing on the Ice in Gagetown, NB.

Voting will remain open until 11:59 pm (Eastern) on August 7, giving you time to watch all the videos and vote for your favourites.


Not that I’m at all partial to things “Geographic”… but, please do check out GeoCube.

GeoCube reinvents the way we explore Geography.  With GeoCube the world of Geography at your fingertips and just a mouse click away!

Geocube is an attractive online resource based on the principle of the Rubik Cube with six faces and 54 topics. It is a virtual and easily accessible website which is available online for free. Move the Geocube around with your mouse and explore the faces and topics.Geocube provides an accessible way to read, see and watch what Geography is and geographers do.

This is a European initiative developed by HERODOT, the European Network for Geography in Higher Education and is available to anyone who is interested in Geography.