Category Archives: Seasonal Display

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┬áCanadian Series of … Continue reading

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Treaty Education and Geography

For the month of November, the OISE Library has put together a display on the subject of Treaty Education and Geography. November 6 – 11 is Treaty Recognition Week and November is Indigenous Education Month. The display contains books and … Continue reading

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Going to School During the World Wars

Most of us remember learning about World War I and World War II in school on Remembrance Day. Have you ever wondered how schools were affected during the war? The Ontario Historical Education Collection at the OISE Library has a … Continue reading

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Indigenous Story Work and Literature

This October, we are putting the spotlight on Indigenous story work and Indigenous literature! The display case on the ground floor of the OISE Library contains both traditional stories and legends from Indigenous peoples across Canada as well as contemporary … Continue reading

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