Category Archives: Historical Collection

Empire Day and Commonwealth Day in Ontario Schools

On display in the glass table this month is a selection of colonial booklets and programmes used in Ontario schools for Empire Day and Commonwealth Day ceremonies. Empire Day was first celebrated in Ontario on May 23, 1899. By design, … Continue reading

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Learning about the Environment in Early Ontario Schools

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is coming April 22nd. Check out the glass display case on the ground floor of the OISE Library to see how students in early Ontario schools learned about the environment!Education about the environment was a … Continue reading

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OISE Pop-Fem Lectures — now available in T-Space!

In the 1980’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) hosted monthly lectures given by pioneering feminist scholars from OISE. The OISE Pop-Fem Oral History Digitization Project has sought to digitize and preserve this historically significant … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Student Workbooks. Selections from the Ontario Historical Education Collection.

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the new historical education exhibit!  The new exhibit is titled Ephemeral Lessons: The Evolution of Student Workbooks in Ontario Schools, 1904 – 1985 and it is now on display … Continue reading

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Art Education: The Importance of Design. Selections from the Ontario Historical Education Collection.

Drop by the OISE Library to view the newest selection of books on display from OISE’s Ontario Historical Education Collection. In the history of primary and secondary education, the study of art has ranged in focus from the fine and visual … Continue reading

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