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Intermediate Senior History

Welcome

This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Pro Pelle Cutem [Lat, "a skin for a skin"], the official motto of the Hudson's Bay Company. 

R. The Canadian Encyclopedia. (2006). Pro pelle cutem. Retrieved September 15, 2017 From http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/pro-pelle-cutem/.

Tree rings

Why study history

"The study of history fulfils a fundamental human desire to understand the past. It also appeals to our love of stories. Through the narrative of history, we learn about the people, events, emotions, struggles, and challenges that produced the present and that will shape the future. The study of history enables students to become critically thoughtful and informed citizens who are able to interpret and analyse historical, as well as current, issues, events, and developments, both in Canada and the world." The Ontario History Curriculum, pg. 293