Why Canadian History is NOT Boring

21 Sep

Here is a [somewhat] short video from TED Talks about “Why Canadian history isn’t as boring as you think it is,” by Chris Turner.  Hope you all enjoy it!



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10 responses to “Why Canadian History is NOT Boring

  1. cadeauca

    September 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Thank you for posting this! I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Turner and would love to see the myth that Canadian history is boring erased from the public mind once and for all. Also, perhaps I need to pick up Burton’s ‘Klondike’ from my local library…

    • tkmorin

      September 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m trying to teach that exactly on my blog. 🙂

  2. weggieboy

    September 22, 2014 at 7:56 am

    An interesting talk! A few years ago, I realized I didn’t really know much about Canada beyond the stereotypes, so I ordered a Canadian history written by a Canadian for Canadians. Though we have many things in common, it was interesting to learn about historic events where Canadians and Americans fought each other from a Canadian point of view. Our villains are your heros and vice versa in a few instances, and the perspective begins at the border.

    • weggieboy

      September 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

      I note that this blog is one of my favorite spots on the Internet for precisely that slight shift in perspective from the old familiar to another point of view that makes history come alive. tkmorin provides a valuable insight into the rich history of that land north of the border.

      • tkmorin

        September 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

        Awww thank you so much!! 🙂

    • tkmorin

      September 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

      I find those interesting as well. Amazing, isn’t it? 🙂

  3. seeker

    September 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Did i hear him say that dogs are more interesting than Canadians? ahahaha… I suppose cats and dogs have so much antiques!

  4. seeker

    September 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    This is great talk… and I agree with him that we are the stories that make up Canada! Even though I came from the PI and I never heard of Canada at History class. 🙂 Have a wonderful day and week, TK.

  5. Created by RCW

    September 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    “We are the stories we tell each other.” – a great summary I have been hearing variations on quite often recently. Thanks for posting this.

    • tkmorin

      September 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks, Randy! 🙂


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