The Digital Historian Project

An Experiential Learning Partnership between the UGDSB and the DCMA

about the dhp

The Archives at the DCMA

The Digital Historian Project is an experiential learning partnership between the Upper Grand District School Board and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. The DHP is an award-winning, nationally recognized, community-connected program, built upon the principles of project-based learning. It is geared towards Grade eleven students who wish to pursue a deep understanding of history and math. Our students are drawn from the three Dufferin County Secondary Schools: Westside SS, Orangeville District SS, and Centre Dufferin District SS.

This is a full-time program running in spring semester in which students earn four credits:

  • CHI4U - Canadian History
  • IDP4U - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • MDM4U - Data Management
  • NDA3M - Native Studies

Our partners


neil orford

Program Lead and History Teacher

Twitter: @neilorford1

asher kirk-elleker

Mathematics Teacher

Twitter: @ash0r

julie mcnevin

Education Director - DCMA