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Osmers, Karl – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Suggests using remote sensing technology to help students make sense of the natural world. Explains that satellite information allows observation of environmental changes over time. Identifies possible student projects based on remotely sensed data. Recommends obtaining the assistance of experts and seeking funding through effective project…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials
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Thorpe, Ron – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Describes the Canadian Space Resource Centre, a clearinghouse for space-related material for classroom use. Explains that the facility has resources from the Canadian, U.S., European, and Japanese space programs. Discusses resources, including videotapes, slides, curriculum and lesson guides, and print material. (SG)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials
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Chamberlin, Chuck – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses student responses to a fourth grade teacher's efforts to engage students in social action. Indicates that most students felt they could be passive good citizens and that social action would fail anyway. Argues that schools need to promote active citizenship. Examines an alternative model of citizenship education that promotes individual…
Descriptors: Activism, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making
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Tersigni, Joseph – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Explains that Canadian general education is intended to prepare students for community college, whereas advanced education is meant to ready them for university study. Offers 25 strategies for teaching on the general level. Argues that the tips can improve the teacher student relationship and make any subject more interesting and enjoyable for…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Secondary Education
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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses some of the current problems facing Quebec and the debate over news coverage of those problems. Reports that Quebec's schools will receive increased funding and undergo a three-year reform. Describes local school boards' continuing financial problems and controversies surrounding the handling of school funds. Examines young Anglos'…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Boards of Education, Culture Conflict, Current Events
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Mackwood, Gae – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses the plan to restructure northern Quebec's landscape through the James Bay hydroelectric project. Suggests that the project offers opportunities to study development versus preservation, federal versus provincial powers, and the conflict between business and Native communities. Explores the need to teach students to care about social…
Descriptors: American Indians, Citizenship Education, Current Events, Economic Development
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Examines the conflict between the "politically correct" movement and educational "traditionalists." Suggests that the "politically correct" view seeks to purge sexism, racism, and economic classism, whereas traditionalists desire to inject values into education. Identifies the one-sidedness of each position. Argues…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Back to Basics, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Describes a Canadian Indian teacher's experiences with racial discrimination. Reports that Indians are scrutinized, particularly in small towns, out of mistrust and unfamiliarity. Calls for a commitment to act on the problem. Argues that teachers must examine their own attitudes and beliefs, learn about contemporary Canadian peoples, and pass the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Canada Natives, Cultural Pluralism
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Evans, Rosemary – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses the group investigation teaching model, which combines inquiry and cooperative learning. Identifies the steps of group investigation as (1) establishing a focus, identifying subtopics, and forming groups; (2) planning the investigation; (3) carrying out the investigation; (4) preparing to share; (5) sharing; and (6) evaluation. Offers an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Experience
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Westlake, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Offers a group exercise for teaching students how to achieve consensus concerning rank order. Explains that students are assigned to rank the incidence of animals biting their own species in New York City. Reports that the teacher chooses a group member to explain the group's ranking. Identifies evaluation methods for the exercise. (SG)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Investigations, Learning Activities
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Morton, Tom – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Compares cooperative learning with earlier educational reforms. Suggests that cooperative learning succeeds where others have failed because it incorporates well-developed theory and research with support for teachers over an extended time. Discusses the good fit between cooperative-learning approaches and social studies instruction. (SG)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dhand, Harry – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Cites research underscoring cooperative learning's value in global education. Examines the nature and structure of cooperative learning and describes the strategies of conflict analysis, reversals, and case studies. Explores the evaluation of and some of the limitations of case studies. Argues that a cooperative approach to global studies can…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Provides a crossword puzzle for social studies students. Offers clues based upon early Canadian history. Invites teachers to submit their own puzzles. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Puzzles
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Maintains that Canada's expansive geography, endless, uninhabited coastlines, and long border make it vulnerable as an entry point for illegal drugs. Briefly reviews recent revelations regarding increased drug use and money laundering. Recommends stiffening current drug laws and increasing spending for education and rehabilitation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Reviews the moral issues and political circumstances of the Holocaust. Identifies four prototypical participants and discusses their role and actions in terms of personal decisions. These are: Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Activists. Concludes with a call for individuals to examine their own efforts at combatting bigotry and hatred. (MJP)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Civil Liberties, Community Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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