The Begbie Contest Society
The Begbie Contest Society has been sponsoring a national history contest for senior high school students for the last sixteen years. The contest requires the students to use their critical thinking skills to analyze a wide variety of primary source documents, most republished for the first time. The first fifteen contests are available in print form in English and in French, and as a newly-released CD-ROM containing additional material. These resources should be in all faculty of education and university libraries.
Past contests are available on the website.
The Begbie Canadian History Contest: the First Ten Years. Charles Hou, editor. Vancouver, The Begbie Contest Society, 2004. Coil bound, 8-1/2"x11", 300 pp, bibliography, illustrations, index. ISBN 978-0-9736211-0-5, $45.00
The Begbie Canadian History Contest: Years Eleven to Fifteen. Charles Hou, editor. Vancouver, The Begbie Contest Society, 2008. Coil bound, 8-1/2"x11", 190 pp, bibliography, illustrations, index. ISBN 978-0-9736211-2-9, $35.00
Le Concours Begbie d'histoire du Canada : les dix premières années. Charles Hou, rédacteur. Vancouver, La Société du Concours Begbie, 2004. Couverture souple, 21,5 cm x 28 cm, 300 p., bibliographie, illustrations, ISBN 978-0-9736211-1-2,
Le Concours Begbie d'histoire du Canada : de la onzième à la quinzième année. Charles Hou, rédacteur. Vancouver, La Société du Concours Begbie, 2004. Couverture souple, 21,5 cm x 28 cm, 192 p., bibliographie, illustrations, ISBN 978-0-9736211-3-6, 35,00 $
The Begbie Canadian History Contest First Fifteen Years [electronic resource]: test bank using primary source documents from 1850 to the present. Charles Hou, editor. Vancouver, The Begbie Contest Society, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9736211-4-3, $39.95
Please send an authorized purchase order or a cheque for the stated amount to:
The Begbie Contest Society
c/o Charles Hou
3378 West 39th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6N 3A2.
Prepaid orders will be shipped free of charge.
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Critical Challenges from the Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2)
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Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of History Assessments
Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create a new generation of history assessments. Developed by the Stanford History Education Group (http://sheg.stanford.edu), Beyond the Bubble is the cornerstone of SHEG’s membership in the Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources Educational Consortium. We “go beyond the bubble” by offering easy-to-use assessments that capture students’ knowledge in action – rather than their recall of discrete facts.