With less than two weeks to go, the days until National Capital History Day 2016 are flying
by! We look so forward to seeing all your incredible projects.
As you put the finishing touches on your work, we have one last task for you to do in
preparation for the competition. It’s a fun one, promise.
This year’s workshops are now open for registration! The link to the survey has been
sent out to each participant. If you have not yet received this link, please e-mail us and
we will get it to you as soon as possible.
We’ve listed most of our workshops in a previous post but we have two more to add
before you make your final decisions (both have already been included in the survey).
First, Think Like a Curator! A workshop presented by the Canadian War Museum. If
museums are your thing, then this workshop is for you! Learn what it takes to create an
exhibition on the First World War by using artefacts, art, photographs and other primary
sources to create your very own. Who knows, you might even find inspiration for next
Second, Entre littérature et histoire de la Nouvelle-France: éditer Les lettres canadiennes (1700-
1725), a French workshop offered by Sébastien Côté of the French department at
Carleton University. An ideal workshop for any immersion students amongst this year’s
competitors, this workshop will offer the opportunity to read through some never-before
published French-Canadian letters from the 18th century with an expert in the field. Who
knows what you will discover in these mysterious manuscripts … Sign up to for the
chance to find out!
These, along with the workshops already listed, can all be found in the survey sent out
yesterday. To register, simply fill in your top choices numbered 1-10 and we will do the
Though we will try our best to get you into your top choice, we have to juggle all
workshop registrations with interview times so choose your top three wisely.
This year’s workshop leaders are certainly excited, we hope you are too!