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 Canadian history. 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
  • IDC3O - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • MDM4U - Data Management
  • NDA3M - Indigenous Studies Studies

Our partners


Asher kirk-elleker

Program Lead, History and Math Teacher

Twitter: @ash0r

lisa unger

Indigenous Studies Teacher

Twitter: @l_unger

julie mcnevin

Education Director - DCMA