Oct. 25, 2016
Three Government of Canada National History Awards presented to Western Canada High School
Western Canada High School is the proud home of three 2016 Government of Canada National History Award recipients.
Two students, Matthew Li and Haochen Zhang are recipients of the Government of Canada National History Award for Students.
Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada are invited to answer one of five challenging questions with their own essay answer. Up to 225 students are awarded prizes of $1,000 each.
Jarrod Fuhr, a teacher at WCHS, was presented with the Government of Canada National History Award for Teachers. The awards are presented to high school teachers across Canada. Teachers are invited to submit their best project to help mark some of the important milestones and commemorations taking place in Canada over the coming years. Up to 30 teachers are awarded prizes of $2,000 each.
Mr. Fuhr’s submission included a classroom task that challenged his students on different perspectives of residential schools. His project challenges students to reconcile contradictory historical narratives through research.