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Pickard, Felicity; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Presents a classroom game that serves as an introduction to mapping for first-grade students. Includes beginner and advanced levels. Outlines rules, student objectives, and an exemplar map. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Geography
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Questions whether current social studies curriculum units and learning activities contribute to the goals of citizenship education. Contends that student attitudes about citizenship are seldom affected by typical social studies instruction. Asserts that teachers must understand and accept larger educational goals and develop classroom activities…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Crain, Cheryl J. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a social studies cultural exchange program between a public school and a Canadian native school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Outlines how the students became mutual inquirers into one another's cultures. Explores the activities and reports on the interactions among students, teachers, and parents. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Exchange
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Blanchette, Amy; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a classroom project in which elementary students bake homemade bread to learn about the settlement period in Canadian history and the early history of the students' community. Maintains that students learn to compare the lifestyle of the past with the present. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives
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Hart, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Advocates a vision of social studies that includes the contributions, perspectives, and experiences of women. Proposes focusing on personal narratives as a simple and effective method for accomplishing this. Outlines a model unit of study for a grade four social studies class. (MJP)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Family History
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Chamberlin, Charles – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Defines the educational practice of deep ecology as utilizing a social action framework to teach students how to take action on behalf of the communities of flora, fauna, and people. Discusses the theories that form the basis for this movement and specifically addresses how this can be applied to citizenship education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Ecology
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Gibson, Susan E.; Hart, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Highlights the experiences of three elementary teachers involved in a computer technology project. Teachers' concerns included computer materials that did not closely match the required curriculum, lack of preparation and training, and the inconsistent level of the success experienced by both students and teachers. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education
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Pazienza, Jennifer – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Describes the efforts of one elementary art class to move beyond the limits of formalism when examining and discussing art. Guided by the teacher, the class attempted a critical deconstruction of the work of Edgar Degas focusing on his depiction of working class women. Includes three reproductions of Degas works. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art Education, Artists, Creative Expression
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Craig, Cheryl – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Suggests the integration of science, technology, and society themes into existing elementary social studies curricula. Surveys works representing the philosophical basis for science, technology, and society. Includes suggestions for use of technology and society themes at each grade level of elementary school. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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Glassford, Larry A. – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Presents a critique of an article by Chuck Chamberlin arguing for a political action model of social studies instruction in elementary schools. Suggests 10 reasons why this approach may not be advisable. Argues that Chamberlin's suggestions lean heavily on a U.S. study that may not be relevant to Canadian society. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
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Krawchuk, Trevor; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Presents a board game in which students pretend to be American Indians, settlers, or traders. Explains that students learn about people and life in Canada in the nineteenth century. Suggests that players will learn vocabulary, a sense of value, and bartering methods. Includes designs for the gameboard, commodity cards, and score cards. (DK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Grade 4, History Instruction
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Day, Karen S.; Richardson, Pat – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Describes a project in which grade-four students read a historical novel and wrote essays as historical characters. College-level education students also read the novel and replied to the elementary students. Concludes that the project helped students achieve preestablished instructional goals. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Orr, Jeff; McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Challenges citizenship educators to be more cognizant of the social and communitarian aspects of democratic citizenship. Explores engagement with children's literature and development of a classroom creed as two ways to actively engage children in citizenship roles. Includes an interview with a participating teacher. (MJP)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Bosacki, Sandra – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Investigates the underlying reasons for the development of a negative self-concept in Canadian Native children attending public elementary schools. Maintains that a child-centered curriculum and instructional strategies will provide the learning environment necessary to foster positive attitudes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Child Development, Child Psychology, Childhood Needs
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses remote sensing technology use in teaching elementary school students about science and social studies. Reviews findings dealing with the use of remote sensing and considering children's abilities, teacher training, computer applications, gifted children, and sex-related differences. Concludes that children as young as grade three can…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Communications Satellites, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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