As teachers search for exciting and innovative ways to engage their students in Canadian stories – your stories – the DHP© provides a unique learning platform.
See the DHP© in action.
Our objective is to help you tell your stories in your voice.
The DHP© will make you an integral part of building a mosaic of Canadian stories. Help your grandchildren’s grandchildren appreciate what’s important to you and your community about these people and events. Show other Canadians what you want to celebrate and honour. Add your voice to our collective history.
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Digital Historian Project
“Canadians are not very good at telling their own stories and commemorating events that matter”.
So said Canadian historian Dr. Tim Cook as he reflected on the significance of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We at Testaments of Honour agree.
This is why Testaments created an innovative digital storytelling platform to engage Canadians in key commemorative anniversaries. We call it the Testaments Digital History Project© (DHP©), and its award-winning workflow will make you discover the tremendous pride that there is to be found in collectively telling stories of Canadian milestones and events. It is through bringing to light personal historical experiences that Ken Burns created such masterworks as his Civil War television series.
At the heart of the DHP© is the the Defining Moments Canada Digital Commons, where schools, museums, community groups, and a wide range of partnerships can access articles, lesson plans, archival interviews and photos, video tutorials, our 84-page guide to telling stories (in a broad spectrum of digital media), and much more. Around common themes, you will self-curate a person or event and become an innovative partner in crowd-sourcing our history and crowd-sharing our heritage. For heritage fairs, educational programming, community partnerships, or whatever your commemorative plans are: let the Testaments DHP© become your storytelling platform.
To get you started, we’ll provide well-researched academic papers, time-lines, web-links, and easily adaptable templates on our Digital Commons for a major 2018 anniversary to simplify and expedite your construction of commemorative projects specific to your individual region, community, or cultural group.