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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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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