Government of Yukon



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February 3, 2016

Yukon scores top marks on history report card

WHITEHORSE—Yukon’s educational system has received an A- grade for its teaching of Canadian history in grades 7 to 12 from Historica Canada’s Canadian History Report Card program.

“We are pleased to see Yukon educators’ hard work and commitment to learning reflected in this report,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “Current teaching and learning practices emphasize connecting big ideas and perspectives, which is recognized as a strength of Yukon’s curriculum in this report.”

Yukon’s A- mark is the highest in the country, tied with Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba.

The report notes that Yukon students in grades 7 to 9 are offered a good balance of global, provincial, interdisciplinary, cultural and national perspectives in their social studies courses.

“Understanding Yukon, First Nation, Canadian and world history is important to help students put our societal structures in context, develop good analytical and communication skills, and appreciate diverse views,” Graham added.

Historica Canada’s report also notes that Yukon does an excellent job of exploring diverse perspectives and emphasizing connections between past societies and modern-day Canada.

Learn more:
Canadian History Report Card

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Michele Royle
Communications, Education
867-393-7105
michele.royle@gov.yk.ca


News Release #16-039