Category Archives: Seasonal Display

Raising and Teaching Anti-Racist Kids

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Regis Korchinski-Paquet have brought much-needed attention to the racist policies and systems that harm Black people in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world. Many parents and educators are … Continue reading

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OISE Library Display: International Women’s Day

On March 8th the OISE library celebrates International Women’s Day with the rest of the world. This day acts as a great platform to reinvigorate or continue discussions surrounding the lived experiences of women all around the world and the varying … Continue reading

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Physical Education in Ontario Schools

With the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, this month’s historical display takes a look at some of the ways that sports and physical education in Ontario schools has changed! In the early 20th century, physical education was taught as … Continue reading

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Railway Car Schools

For some 40 years, pupils in remote parts of northern Ontario attended some very unusual schools. Instead of going to the schools, these railway car schools came to them! Until the 1920s, children living in northern Ontario often lived in … Continue reading

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Early Ontario Primers and Readers

Books of curated stories, or Readers, have been used throughout history for the purpose of teaching children to read and to expose them to literature. Many such readers have been used in Ontario’s history. These readers include the Canadian Series of … Continue reading

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