CONT789 Intermediate History @ Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education

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Intermediate History

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Course Schedule

Session Dates Deadline Status
Summer 2018 Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 Open
Fall 2018 Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Open
Fall/Winter 2018 Nov 12, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019 Oct 26, 2018 Open
Winter 2019 Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Open
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Course Description

  • CONT789
  • 745.00
  • ABQ Intermediate
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Teaching History at the Intermediate level can be challenging. Telling others that you teach History can be met with responses like, “Oh! That was my worse subject,” “I hated History,” “History was boring,” or “Names and dates, that’s all it was. When asked why they didn’t like History, the responses often reflect the same themes: memory work, recall, lists of names and dates, not relevant, not interesting, teacher talked all the time, and we didn’t do anything.

For those who reflect fondly on their studies in History, they remember field trips, recreating History through drama, storytelling, and the opportunities for heated debates.

What is difference between these vastly different experiences? Engagement. Those who loved History class are those who are able to connect and make meaning from the lessons they learned. Finding ways to bring your History lessons alive for your students will be your greatest challenge. Helping students understand that we don’t simply learn about History to meet Ministry requirements or to get a job. Learning about the past allows us not to make the same mistakes as our ancestors.

Understanding our past leads to innovation, evolution, and the opportunity to be more responsible citizens. As the English proverb says, “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.”

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• explore the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum for History and Geography, Grades 7 and 8; and Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9 and 10
• evaluate the theoretical basis needed to design and implement programs that develop historical perspective and meet the needs of adolescent learners as they make the transition from Elementary to Secondary school;
• implement current assessment and evaluation principles and practices in the teaching of History and Civics
• identify the various historical perspectives associated with History and Civics reflect on the importance of History and Civics to a young person’s education and development
• incorporate this knowledge into the process of unit design

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Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


Your transcript(s) must show:

The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in History or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another intermediate qualification.

*If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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