Governor General Honours Finest Canadian History Teachers
EB Lapointe

On Tuesday, November 29, 2005, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, presented—at Rideau Hall in Ottawa—nine teachers with the Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History.

The prize was established in 1996 by Canada's National History Society. Every year, the award recognizes a teacher "who has inspired and challenged students about Canadian history, be it through social studies, economics, political studies, contemporary studies or geography."

This year's teachers are:

The Governor General concluded her remarks by saying, "I salute your students and thank you most sincerely for the energy, determination and originally with which you have sought to awaken an interest in history in our youth. Through your dynamic, personalized approach to teaching history, you have shown your students the history begins with each individual and continues as each of us adds our own story."

03 December, 2005

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