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Pollock, Scott; Brunet, Marie-Hélène – Canadian Social Studies, 2018
This paper describes the results of two research projects, which were focused upon female students' historical understanding of feminism. In both cases the researchers found that the student participants harbored ambivalent or negative attitudes towards feminism and saw little connection between the present and feminist struggles in the past.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Consciousness Raising, Theories, Females
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Gardner, Robert – Canadian Social Studies, 2016
Robert Gardner is a Social Studies teacher at a large urban high school in Edmonton (Canada) with a widely diverse ethnic population. He observes that after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 his students became much more engaged in discussion of international issues and more willing to share their personal experiences of life outside of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Terrorism, Social Studies
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Acikalin, Mehmet – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
The Internet has become one of the most common educational tools used by teachers and students in social studies education worldwide. Although there are extensive studies on how the Internet is used by teachers as an instructional tool in social studies classes, less work has been done to explain how students themselves use and interact with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Studies
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
A slavery simulation that took place as part of a field trip for students of a Hartford junior high academy led a father to file a human rights suit against the school district, and for one official to comment that simulations of complex and tragic human phenomena have "no place in an educational system." In light of these conclusions,…
Descriptors: Slavery, Simulation, Field Trips, History Instruction
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Ethier, Marc-Andre; Lefrancois, David – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
This article is divided into two sections. The first section reviews the national high school history programs in Quebec from 1905 onward. It focuses on the national and civic identity developed through the programs, as well as on political wrangles over their identity-building goals. Because the Quebec public school system was denominational, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Citizenship Education, Social Justice
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Foran, Andrew – Canadian Social Studies, 2008
This article was motivated by Summer 2006 Canadian Social Studies: History Alive! Old Sources, New Technologies. In light of technological advancements, programs, and efforts to enhance social studies, it appears history educators have forgotten about and overlook the benefits of leading children to authentic, historical places that exist outside…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Myers, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
In working with new teachers and teacher candidates in teacher education with the many demands placed upon them, it makes sense to combine a number of learning goals. The following article examines the idea that literacy, technology, and subject curriculum goals are a powerful combination. Indeed, critical literacy with a stress on inferring, is a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Teacher Education, Information Technology, History Instruction
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Sly, Gordon – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
This article promotes the online use of primary documents from Library and Archives of Canada (LAC) collections by high school students conducting historical inquiry into a major historic event in Canada's past. It outlines a unit of seven history lessons that the author wrote for the "Learning Centre" at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Library Materials, Educational Resources
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Stafford, Joseph T. – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
This article discusses the importance of teachers integrating new educational research into their classroom instruction. The mandatory grade 10 History course in Ontario is used as an example of how such integration leads to improved teacher instruction and therefore student learning.
Descriptors: Educational Research, History Instruction, Grade 10, High School Students
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den Heyer, Kent – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
Schools are too often places in which answers are conveyed to questions students are rarely, if ever, asked. This article offers, therefore, some examples of content--animating and throughline questions--and assessment practices that centralize questions rather than answers. While animating questions return teachers to the mysteries that excite us…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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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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Morris, Ronald V.; Welch, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Students who use drama assess their work through using a science fiction essay to help them look for and make connections between times, places, people, and situations. The students then use assessment guidelines to focus their ideas, stimulate their creativity, and demonstrate minimum standards of excellence. Finally, students have access to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Drama, Middle School Students, Class Activities
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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
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Thompson, Laura A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Beginning in the early 20th century, the role of citizenship as an organizing concept has been significant in the teaching of social studies. The central aim of the social studies was the production of "good citizens," and the main focus of the Alberta social studies curriculum has ultimately become developing "responsible"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Junior High Schools