Heritage Fairs

Heritage Fairs

From the Royal BC Museum

When conducting an interview, it’s important to ask the right questions. Use this guide when formulating your interview questions.

Tom Morton writes about reading historical photographs.

Where to Begin Your Own Research

Learn about oral histories, where to find them and how to use them.

Learn about how to get the most out of the photographs you use in your research.

Outside Links

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The BC Heritage Fairs Society (BCHFS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the history education of Canada’s young people.

The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship and is a complementary component to Heritage Fairs. Participants in the Young Citizens program make a short video about their heritage fair topic, much like an evening news report or short documentary. The student videos are posted online and reviewed by a panel of judges for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Youth Forum.

The concept of evidence is explained in more depth with tips and templates at the Historical Thinking Project site.

Guideposts to support teachers are explained in The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts.

This is an amazing resource for teachers, but is useful for anyone using primary resources.