Detours: Social Science Education Research Journal (Detours) is the official journal of the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers Association (BCSSTA) in partnership with the British Columbia Librarians Association (BCLA) and the British Columbia Teacher's Federation (BCTF). Detours provides a multidisciplinary forum for Social Science research, practice, and areas of interest in educational settings.  The aim of the journal is to foster and support dialogue between practitioners and researchers, provide articles of general interest to teachers, offer a platform for researchers to connect with teachers and for teachers to augment professional development with research. 

Vol 2 No 1 (2021): Primary Source Objects for Teaching Social Studies and History


Welcome to our second issue of Detours. This is a collection of articles written by teachers, professors, and independent scholars from around the world. These submissions are their most memorable and successful lessons centered around a particular primary source or object. Chad Reid was instrumental in assembling this amazing collection. On behalf of the BCSSTA, I would like to recognize and express our graditude for all his hard work. I would also like to thank my ex-student, Leah McKinney, for her copy-editing work, and my colleague Spirit Lavallee for all her help publishing this issue. I also would like to acknowledge the support of Kate Shuttleworth, our S.F.U Digital Publishing Librarian. She cleared the navigational paths of the OJS platform.

We invite you to take a detour into the authors' rich stories of material objects; we hope you find ways to blend them with your stories and connect to your practice.

Dale Martelli, Editor-in-Chief

Published: 2021-10-20

Wooden Tricksters

Cory Willmott


Experiencing Difference

Yvonne Marshall, Lucy Shipley


Gnaw on the Gobbet

Adam Pounder, Lori Buchanan


The Black Robe

Jim McMurtry


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