Interviews of Finalists for the 2018 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Earlier this year, Canada's History announced the short list of 25 finalists for the 2018 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.  They have now published interviews about each of the projects.

Listen to the interview with Warren Lake, teacher at Robert Thirsk High School as he describes the citizen science project created with Matt Ayre and Mike Moloney of the Arctic Institute of North America. Over a ten-week period, students transcribed whaling navigator journal entries from the 1850s. They pulled out data on climate, weather, sea ice, and location to be used by researchers developing new sea ice and climate models for this time period.

 

All the finalists interviews can be found on the Canada's History Website.