Category Archives: Historical Collection

Teaching Kindergarten at the Turn of the 20th Century

Kindergarten used to look very different a century ago. It follows that training to become a kindergarten teacher was also quite different! This month’s historical display looks at some of the albums of work that student kindergarten teachers produced during … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Science Education in Ontario Schools

Science Literacy Week is September 18-24, 2017! This month’s historical display takes a look at how science literacy and science education has evolved in Ontario schools through the year 2000. The earliest science textbooks in the Ontario Historical Education Collection … Continue reading

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Back to School …in 1915

It’s August, summer is winding down, and students across Ontario are getting ready to go back to school. This month in the glass display table, check out some of the books and supplies a pupil in the junior grade of … Continue reading

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150 Years of Canadian History Textbooks

This month we’re showcasing Canadian history textbooks across the years! On display inside the glass table on the ground floor of the library, you will find a selection of textbooks from nearly every decade since 1867. In early Ontario schools, … Continue reading

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A Century of Ontario Normal School Yearbooks

With many of our students convocating this month, check out the glass display table on the ground floor of the OISE Library for a selection of historical yearbooks from Ontario Normal Schools! The Ontario Historical Education Collection has yearbooks from … Continue reading

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