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Cardinal, Trudy – Canadian Social Studies, 2015
In this paper Dr. Trudy Cardinal shares stories of her experiences teaching literacy for 13 years in an Elementary classroom and the shifts that she made in her thinking about literacy in an Indigenous context. She draws on work she was engaged in as a professor in Elementary education where she came alongside undergraduate students to create…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Populations
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Gibson, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
The author has been teaching pre-service elementary social studies teachers for over 20 years and one thing that always astonishes her is how "fuzzy" they are about why social studies is taught as a subject in schools. When she asks this question in her undergraduate social studies methods classes, she usually gets specific…
Descriptors: Current Events, Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Sandwell, Ruth – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend in the use of primary documents, those original historical documents used by historians, to teach history in high school and even elementary classrooms. This article uses the author's experience of designing a web-based history education project, "The Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Documentation
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Darling, Linda Farr – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
This article presents elementary social studies teachers with examples of children's literature that can be used to teach about children's rights as they were declared at the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Five books are summarized for younger audiences, and four are reviewed for older readers. The author also describes a recent…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Gibson, Susan E. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
The most effective integration of technology for enhancing learning in social studies has been found to engage students in inquiry centered around authentic, complex, real world problems in order to develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills. These technology enhanced learning environments allow for student control over the learning…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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von Heyking, Amy – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Two important developments have occurred in the field of history education that have had important implications for elementary school teachers. First, our understanding of history as a discipline reflects a new understanding about the nature and purpose of history teaching. Second, we have a better understanding of the cognitive capacities of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Cassidy, Wanda – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
In this article I argue that greater attention should be given to the law-related education dimension of social studies education. I posit that a basic understanding of law and its role in society and in our lives is fundamental to the social studies citizenship mandate. Law-related education may be incorporated in elementary social studies in…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Social Studies, Legal Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility