Earlier this summer, Kate Zankowicz, a former classmate from U of T, asked if I would be interested in contributing to “Teaching the Past: A Blog About Teaching History in Canada,” which is run by The History Education Network/Histoire et Education en Réseau (THEN/HiER). I said of course (Blogs? About Canadian history? And teaching? Yes, please!) and so, here is my first blog for “Teaching the Past”, written in response to September’s theme, Learning from Objects and Collections.