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Higgins, Marc; Madden, Brooke – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
In light of calls to address explicitly lingering and momentous celebrations of white settler nationalism--perhaps most recently made visible through the events surrounding the proposed removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville and the related "Unite the Right" rally and protests, the authors take up the invitation to…
Descriptors: Nationalism, United States History, Activism, Teacher Educators
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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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Taylor, Lisa – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
In this article, I contextualize and outline my use of testimonial literature, including orature, by residential school survivors in a preservice course focused on building practices of witness-¬≠as-study (Simon & Eppert, 2005). My theorization of the course curriculum and pedagogy draws on key texts by Roger Simon as a means of proposing…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Experience, Canada Natives
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Gibson, Lindsay – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
The latest round in Canada's History Wars was set off by reports on May 2, 2013, that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage was going to "undertake a thorough and comprehensive review of significant aspects in Canadian history." As details of the Heritage Committee's review emerged, controversy erupted as politicians, historians,…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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Garrett, H. James – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
In this essay, the author employs psychoanalytic inquiry (Britzman, 1998; Felman, 1992; Lacan, 1988) to think about the relationships between pedagogy, trauma, and crisis in the contexts of social studies and teacher education. The paper explores a potential space in social studies education that can acknowledge the psychic consequences of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Course Content, Methods Courses, Psychiatry
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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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Gershon, Walter S.; Bilinovich, Carrie; Peel, Amanda – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
This autobiographical piece of collaborative discensus (Gershon, 2008; Gershon, Peel & Bilinovich, 2009) presents the authors' interwoven perspectives about the challenges they faced as they talked about race in a pre-service social studies class. Their work here serves two main purposes. First it is an opportunity for a teacher and two former…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Race, Teaching Methods, Biographies
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Lemisko, Lynn – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
Diaries can serve as meaningful entry points for advancing historical consciousness and develop historical thinking (Seixas, 2002) because they can connect readers/learners with the diverse emotions, thoughts and motivations of the people who wrote them in particular times and particular places. According to philosopher and historian, R.G.…
Descriptors: Diaries, History Instruction, Perspective Taking, Historiography
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McLean, Lorna R.; Cook, Sharon Anne; Crowe, Tracy – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
Judging from public debate and policy, there is renewed interest about the state of young peoples' civic engagement, their character development and their knowledge levels about public issues. At the same time, there are persistent concerns about the narrow and nationalist construction of the very curriculum which should be challenging young…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Teaching Methods, Ethical Instruction, Social Studies
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Barty, Lisa – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
In this paper, the author considers the correlation between the construct of teacher identity and pedagogical choice, with specific reference to secondary social studies teachers and their use of primary sources in the classroom. After a brief review of the benefits and challenges of using primary sources in the classroom, the author concludes…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Ambiguity (Context), Professional Identity, Correlation