Cloé - Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick

Comment les voitures et les vélos ont évolués avec les années.

Daniel - Vancouver, British Columbia

The War of 1812, a conflict that lasted from 1812 to 1814, saw the only war in all of history between Canada and America. In this video, learn about the battles of the war, the people who fought in it, and the outcome.

Danielle - Vancouver, British Columbia

My project is meant to show that the Klondike Gold Rush had an impact on women’s roles in Canada. The Klondike Gold Rush is typically seen as men mining in the gold fields. But, I decided to dig a bit deeper and learn more about the role of women in this event. My project shows that women can be more than housewives and that self image can change your future. These women learned about themselves during the Gold Rush. This gave them the confidence to go beyond their roles in society to follow their dreams. These women helped create a world where I am able to do what I can do today. To test this I used Martha Munger Black as a case study. She was a Klondike Gold Rush participant who opened businesses and became the second woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons after the Klondike Gold Rush. She shows that these women continued to be independent after the Klondike Gold Rush That is why I decided to honour these women in my heritage fair project.

Dorie - London, Ontario

I chose to research the topic of the Japanese Internment because my Great-Grandma Toshiko Yasui was sent to a camp in Greenwood BC during WWII. I interviewed my Great-Grandma about her experience and shared with her my research.

Eleanor - Vancouver, British Columbia

Hello! My name is Eleanor and my Heritage Fair Project is on the History of Basketball.

Eli - Oromocto First Nation , New Brunswick

I wanted to create a project of one of my Indigenous heroes that have made a difference in not only Canadian/First Nations communities but also people living with disabilities.

Emilienne - Verona, Ontario

The Underground Railway was a very secretive network and the people involved used many different symbols and codes to help them hide runaway slaves from their owners and the slave catchers paid to recapture them. A theory developed in the 1990s suggests that quilts were a main tool for communicating and hiding these secret codes. Some believe this theory; others don’t. This video looks at both sides so you can decide whether the theory is the truth or just folklore.

Emily - Grimsby, Ontario

My project is about The Canadian Residential School System. Residential Schools were established by the Canadian government to change Indigenous children’s background, culture, traditions, and lifestyles. Indigenous children were taken from their families to be taught in these Residential Schools and the government hoped that by them receiving this education it would make the children forget about their culture and make them become more like other Canadians. Residential Schools operated from the period of 1870 to 1996. Physical, mental, and emotional abuse were common experiences shared in Residential Schools. This has had a devastating impact on individual, family, and Indigenous communities. As a result, Canada has taken steps to overcome the schools’ tragic legacy and hopefully we can continue to keep moving forward together towards building awareness, healing, and reconciliation.

Ethan - Vancouver, British Columbia

Marconi's first long range signal crosses the Atlantic, this becomes History, and part of the Origins of WiFi

Étienne - Saint-Ludger, Quebec

Découvrez l'ancien monde des écoles de rang à travers cette vidéo. Ayez l'avis d'une experte sur le sujet, une ancienne institutrice d'école, Germaine Roy.

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Are you ready for Young Citizens? Here are the key dates so you know what’s coming up next.

Winter and Spring 2019 — Heritage Fairs take place across the country.

June 4th — All Young Citizens should submit their videos to Canada’s History by this date.

June 11th — Voting Opens! Go to the profiles on YoungCitizens.ca and start voting for your favorite videos. You will be able to vote once for each video!

August 31st — Winners will be contacted by this date.

Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 — Winners will travel to Ottawa for the Canada’s History Forum (date to be confirmed).

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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