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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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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Questions whether current social studies curriculum units and learning activities contribute to the goals of citizenship education. Contends that student attitudes about citizenship are seldom affected by typical social studies instruction. Asserts that teachers must understand and accept larger educational goals and develop classroom activities…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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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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Dale, Jack – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Argues that the Internet and the World Wide Web are excellent resources for geography education. Provides instructions for exploring geography resources on the Internet. Reviews six Internet sites (provides URLs) that allow geography teachers and students to interact. Provides instructions for accessing listserves and newsgroups related to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Internet
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the problem of violence against women in Canada. Argues that recent government efforts to address the problem deal with the symptoms only. Cites findings indicating that child and sexual abuse are among the foremost fears of Canadian girls. Concludes that society pays too little attention to violence against women. (DK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Child Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the place of global education in the curriculum. Points out that global education's relationships to other subjects is still confused and that empirical research regarding its aims is weak. Contends that the growth of global education is dependent on more conceptual research and development. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the "Curriculum Guidelines for Multicultural Education," revised and published by the National Council for the Social Studies in 1992. Finds that the guidelines emphasize the total school environment and do not depend on the social studies curriculum alone to teach about cultural diversity. Contends that Canadian educators and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment
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Bogle, Don, Ed. – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Reviews 12 books related to social studies education in Canada. Includes history and geography textbooks, supplementary materials for student reading, descriptions of effective schools, and recommended instructional strategies for social studies teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies