Wemyss and March, The Earl of, The Scottish Scene, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 2 Dec 1954, 93-106 The National Trust for Scotland: a private organization and charity. Concern with the preservation of an important part of the Scottish scene, for the past, and also the present. The special aim to try to bring alive, or keep alive, all that is good and worthy in our past, or at least in the...
Morrow, Colonel Charles, Four Nations, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 22 Nov 1934, 137-147 The history of Upper Canada and Western New York. A detailed review of this history, since 1678.
Taylor, Dr. Bruce, Imperial Plans in Education, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 30 Jan 1919, 77-98 The teaching of imperial history. The true purpose of education. How history differs from other subjects. The importance of imagination. Reference to Gibbon's "Autobiography" in which he talks about the cramping effect of the usual routine in the teaching of classics. Instilling interest in the...
Berton, Pierre, Heritage Preservation and the Energy Crisis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 11 Feb 1982, 258-272 The term "heritage" as a popular word, and as a confusing word. An explication of what "heritage" means to the Heritage Canada Foundation, and what Heritage Day is all about. The idea of preserving our heritage, and its increased popularity. Examples of history and heritage that was not preserved....
Granatstein, Dr. Jack L., Who Killed Canadian History?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 17 Sep 1998, 91-98 The success of the speaker's book "Who Killed Canadian History?" Why the speaker became interested in the idea of doing this book. Two very different events that made him fell that he had to do this. Some of the speaker's background. What history is about and why it matters. Effects of it not...
Gordon, The Honourable Walter L., A Success Story in Education, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 17 Jan 1974, 171-180 The National History Project: a two-year fact-finding investigation into the teaching of Canadian history, social studies and civics in the elementary and secondary schools. Findings reported in "What Culture? What Heritage?" (the Hodgett's Report) with suggestions for improvement. Suggestions led...
Trevelyan, George Macaulay, History and Literature, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Mar 1924, 136-152 The system of education through humane letters; an education that never dissociated history from literature. The replacement of the classics by physical science as the chief study of the educated. The mind of the "plain people" that used to be soaked in the Bible and very little else, now soaked...
Windle, Sir Bertram, Thomas Hardy, The Novelist, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 27 Mar 1924, 153-165 The place of the dramatist as the "abstract and brief chronicle of the time" now taken by the novelist. Some remarks about history and the purpose of studying history. Studying history through novels written at a particular place and time. Novels which lead one to a further study of history. The...
Barris, Ted, Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers From Canada Made History, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 27 May 2004, 418-433 The speaker introduced his address as a talk "about a generation of Canadians, that 60 years ago, gave every person who ever gave a speech here (since 1945) the freedom to do so. He read excerpts from his book "Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944" and also showed footage shot during the assault...
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