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Sunday, February 27, 2011

British Columbia History in the mailbox soon

Issue 44.1 of British Columbia History with guest editor Penney Clark in people's mailboxes soon.

140 Years of May Day in New Westminster, 1870-2010 by Gerald Thomson
The May Day fete in New Westminster with its deep historical roots in the community it remains both a source of pride and controversy among local teachers and parents.

Remembering the School Christmas Concert by Helen Raptis
Critics argue that Christmas festivities have no place in secular schools; but even in the early 20th century, Christmas concerts served more secular purposes than religious.

History Comes Alive for a Student with Dreams of Flight by Michael Gurney
When students gather at BC Heritage Fairs to celebrate history, they do more than show and tell: original research and cultural exchanges are vital parts of these exhibitions.

Meet Mr. Coyote by Mary Leah de Zwart
Did Alice Ravenhill, social reformer, and Noel Stewart, Indian Residential school art teacher, distort aboriginal legends or encourage young artists in “Meet Mr. Coyote”?

Art Learning at Van Tech and Kits, 1925–1950 by Wendy Stephenson
After 1925, art learning at both Kits and Van Tech schools flourished in response to progressivist aims. Why, then, was their student art so different?

St. Ann’s Commercial Course by Ronald Greene
Ronald Greene looks at how your mother may have learned to handle money.

Three British Columbia Mysteries: History Online by Ruth Sandwell
Old and young alike are invited to explore British Columbia’s thrilling history by ‘solving’ a series of historical mysteries using hundreds of online historical documents.

Teaching Teachers Revisited by Eric Damer
UBCs new teacher training programs in the 1920s promised new leadership for BC schools. But what sort of leadership did the provincial university actually provide?

A College Without Walls Opened Worlds of Opportunity by Anne Russell
An instant college that launched without buildings to call its own in 1974 transformed the educational and cultural landscape of the very staid and traditional Fraser Valley.

Archives & Archivists by Val Patenaude and Sylvia Stopforth; edited by Sylvia Stopforth
Val Patenaude talks about the lack of a mechanism for preserving school records. Sylvia Stopforth highlights some of the records that have been preserved in BC.

From the Book Review Editor’s Desk by K. Jane Watt

Cabinets of Curiosities, King Edward High School in Vancouver celebrated 100 years in July 2010.

Check us out on the Magazine Association of BC website.

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