Category Archives: Historical Collection

Final Examinations in Ontario High Schools

The end of the school year has finally arrived! After all that you’ve learned this year, could you pass these provincial exit exams from our Ontario Historical Education Collections? The OHEC houses a collection of provincial exams administered between 1873 … Continue reading

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From our Historical Collection: Vernon G. Turner fonds

It seems in every classroom that there’s always one exceptional note-taker – whose handwriting is neat, whose attendance is spotless, and commitment to capturing every detail of a lesson fills page after organized page. At the North Toronto Collegiate Institute … Continue reading

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Holiday Music in Ontario Schools

For as long as Ontario schools have been celebrating the winter holidays, holiday music has made its way into the province’s elementary and secondary classrooms. This month’s OHEC display features Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s music found in Ontario textbooks. … Continue reading

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Home Economics in Ontario Secondary Schools

This month, the OHEC display features the history of home economics in Ontario secondary schools. The home economics movement in Ontario began during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At the forefront of the movement was Adelaide Hoodless, who … Continue reading

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Canadian Farm Radio Forum

From 1941-1965, the Canadian Farm Radio Forum operated as a mechanism for rural adult education, using the radio as a means of spanning Canada’s geographic distances and therefore reaching large numbers of Canadians simultaneously. Advertised as a discussion group for … Continue reading

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