Teaching Lost Stories consists of a set of lesson plans and historical documents that encourage critical thinking about the history that is literally all around us. Teachers and students consider why some stories from the Canadian past have been commemorated through historical markers such as monuments, while other stories have been ignored. Along the way, students are challenged to tell stories about the past through markers of their own.
Teaching Lost Stories was developed under the supervision of Scott Pollock, the educational consultant for Lost Stories. With a PhD from OISE/University of Toronto, he does research on the history of curriculum in Ontario. He is currently a teacher and innovation lead at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School in Oakville, Ontario.