Cutrara, Samantha. (Forthcoming). Imagining a New ‘We’: Conceptualizing Canadian history education for the 21st century. Vancouver: UBC Press.


Cutrara, Samantha. (2018). The Settler Grammar of Canadian History Curriculum; Or why the Historical Thinking approach will never be able to respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action. Canadian Journal of Education, 41(1), 250-275.

---. (2010). Transformative History: The possibilities of Historic Space. Canadian Social Studies, 41(1), 4-17.

---. (2009). To Placate or Provoke: A critical review of the disciplines approach to history curriculum. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum, 7(2), 88-109.

Under Review

Cutrara, Samantha. The Subjectivity of Archives: Learning from, with, and resisting archives and archival sources in teaching and learning history. Historical Encounters.


Cutrara, Samantha. (forthcoming 2019). “It is hard to admit your own group did wrong”: Centering Whiteness and controlling diversity in the Canadian social studies classroom. Marking the Invisible: Articulating Whiteness in Social Studies Education. Andrea Hawkman and Sarah Shear, Eds. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

---. (2012). Drawn out of History: The representation of women in Chester Brown’s Louis Riel: A comic strip biography. Graphic Novels and History. Rick Iadonisi, Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Cutrara, Samantha. (February 4, 2019). What Black History Month Can Teach the Rest of the Year.

---. (September 19, 2018). Digital History in the Classroom (For Beginners!).

---. (March 1, 2018). Who is History Education for? Thinking about Canadian history curriculum.

---. (August 16, 2015). Learning Over Teaching: Being a History Education Strategist. Originally published on The History Education Network's blog Teaching the Past: A Blog about Teaching History in Canada.

---. (February 16, 2015). Delight in Learning.

History Curriculum Series for

Cutrara, Samantha. (June 27, 2018). Thinking about History Curriculum in Canada (while also recognizing the informal curricula we carry).

---. (April 11, 2018). Manitoba: Student-centric history curriculum?

---. (Dec. 13, 2017). East, West, North: Lessons for collaborative Canadian History curriculum.

---. (Nov. 8, 2017). Saskatchewan History Curriculum: History curriculum placed in time.

---. (Oct. 11, 2017). Ontario History Curriculum: Many questions to be answered.

---. (Sept. 13, 2017). Do You Know What the Children are Learning?

Edited posts in series

Catherine Dery. (June 6, 2018). Quebec History Curriculum: A program with inconsistencies.

Lindsay Gibson and Carla Peck. (May 9, 2018). The Place of History in Alberta Social Studies Curriculum.

Cynthia Wallace-Casey. (January 10, 2018). New Brunswick History Curriculum: Language Rights and Place-based History Education.

Children's Books Series for

Cutrara, Samantha. (July 6, 2017). Why So Dull Canada? Deconstructing Canadian children’s books on Confederation.

---. (May 9, 2017). Dreams of This as Home: Deconstructing the representation of Chinese labourers in children’s history books.

---. (March 8, 2017). Where have all the Suffragists gone? Deconstructing children’s history books.

---. (Dec. 8, 2017). Deconstructing Children’s History Books: Residential Schools.