More Past Group Projects

2007-08: SMART Board Modules, Eldon House

Sarah Ferencz uses a SMART BoardStudents created three modules, “Eldon House and the Harris Family,” “World Travels of the Harris Family at the Turn of the 20th Century,” and “The Rebellion of 1837 and its Impact on the Harris Family and the Local Community.” using SMART Board technology. Each program is 15-20 minutes in length, incorporates a variety of historical sources selected from Museum London’s collections and local archives, and connects with the elementary social studies/history curriculum. These programs are presented to the more than 3,000 elementary students that visit Eldon House each year.

Class members were Helen Button, Adam Crymble, Aaron Day, Samantha Diamond, Grace Dungavell, Devon Elliott, Corey Everrett, Sarah Ferencz, Rebecca Giesbrecht, Carrie Lunde, Andrea Melvin, Nana Robinette, Patrick Stewart, Sarah Waugh and Kristen Way. For more, see "Western Helps Museum London Go Digital" by Adam Crymble in the Western News.

Here, Sarah Ferencz demonstrates a SMART Board module.

2007-2008: The Sky Project

In Digital History, students used new media techniques to present interpretations of the sky in history through such topics as celestial calendars and neolithic monuments, comets, constellations and the zodiac, and the space race. 

2007-08: Turning Over a New Leaf: The History of Nursing at UWO

Nursing at UWOAs part of History 9800, students were required to bid for the opportunity to create an exhibit for the UWO Medical Artifact Collection. The winners, Andrea Melvin and Adam Crymble, each curated an exhibit for the Schweitzer gallery at the University Archives. Andrea's exhibit can now be seen virtually.


2006-07: Invention and Innovation, Museum London

The group project was a website and museum exhibit on invention and innovation in London. Class members were Bryan Andrachuk, Lauren Burger, Diana Dicklich, Kelly Lewis, Molly Macdonald, Carling Marshall, Kevin Marshall, Alexander Pitt, Kris Williamson and Jeremy Sandor. See links to the short and long exhibit panels and to the exhibit labels (PDFs). Below are some photographs of the museum exhibit.

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2005-06: Project on the Old East, Museum London

The group project was a walking tour, web exhibit, and museum exhibit on East London. Class members were Timothy J. Compeau, Jeremy Cummings, Lesley J. Grieve, Laura Harris, Laura P. Hernandez, Karell M. Pfeiffer, Joel Ralph, Catherine J. Rose, Neha Sarao, Dana Sloan and Christine VanderHeide.

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2004-05: Celebrations! 150 Years of Bringing Londoners Together, Fanshawe Pioneer Village

The group project was an exhibit and teacher's guide to "Celebrations! 150 Years of Bringing Londoners Together," for Fanshawe Pioneer Village in honour of London's sesquicentennial. Class members were Eliana Busheikin, Susan Chamberlain, Phil Gold, Ruth Kernohan, Rollen Lee, Anne Sayeau and Sarah Vajdik.

2003-04: Faces of Diabetes, Banting House National Historic Site

The group project was an exhibit entitled "Faces of Diabetes," plus related oral interviews and a fundraising brochure. The class also did a "People and Places: Black History Tour" booklet for Museum London and the London Black History and Resource Committee. Class members were Rebecca Bebee, Kimberley Murphy, Erin Semande and Jaclyn Smith.

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2002-03: The Story of (Pre) History: The Jury Legacies, Museum of Archaeology

The group project was part of an exhibit for the London Museum of Archaeology entitled "Stories of (Pre)history: The Jury Legacies," and a report for the museum Lost & Found: Wilf and Elsie Jury and The Naval and Military Establishments at Penetanguishene. Class members were Kim Boehr, Kara Brown, Joel Campbell, Shannon LaBelle and Sabrina Shaw.

2001-02: Mechanical Medicine: Twentieth Century Medical Technology in London, Museum London

The group project was an exhibit entitled "Mechanical Medicine: 20th Century Medical Technology in London," plus related oral interviews. Class members were Jane Gamble, Richard Holt, Ekaterina Kazakova and Graham Walsh.

2000-01: London Day Trippers' Guide

Class members were Tammy Coleman, Kit Frost, Blaine Hislop, David Larlee, Amy Mirrlees and Sarah Pye.

1999-2000:  The London Public Library Historic Sites Committee

Eric Sheppard researched and produced a 60 page guide book to the designated properties of the City of London.

1997-98:  A Cultural and Historical Guide to the City of London

Class members Krista Cooke, Ken Hernden, Trisha Hentz, Heather Ryckman, Tina Stoukas, and Tanya Vance researched and produced a guide book and website for the 2001 Canada Games held in London.

1996-97:  London, Our Changing Community: a History for Young Adults

Class members were Robert Bruce, Claire Campbell, Michael Dove, Michelle Hamilton, Sally Robinson, Sean Stoyles and Lauri Young.

1995-96: Rediscovering London's River: An Historical Documentation of the Thames

Class members were Melissa Adams, Jo-Anne Brownlee, Julie Butler, Cathy Rogers, Rita Russell, Inge Sanmiya, and Jenny Smith. 

1994-95:  Visions of War: Southwestern Ontario Remembers

Class members were Ken Anderson, Susan Heard, Jason Hemsted, Meredith MacLean, Steven Mavers, Jennifer Payne, and Kimberly Shipp.

1993-94:  Women in London's Past:  A Walking Tour

Class members were Paul Brown, Jennifer Brunell, Sondra Tilley Gulliford, Nicole Keogh and Geoff Raymond.

1990:  The History of Big Chute Marine Railway 

Class members Mark Greenberg, Peggy MacKenzie, and Crispin Shaftoe collaborated with Parks Canada and the Friends of the Trent-Severn Railway.

1989:  Dateline London: the Second World War in the London Free Press

Students collaborated with the London Regional Art and Historical Museums (now Museum London) in conjunction with the exhibit Lest We Forget.  

Students included Paul Butler, Eileen Mak, and Scott Warwick.

1988:  Research on Point Pelee National Park

Students collaborated with Environment Canada and Parks Canada on shore erosion on Lake Erie.

Class members included Meg Stanley and James Raynor.