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Hurren, Wanda – Canadian Social Studies, 2018
In this article, Dr. Wanda Hurren highlights eight pedagogical opportunities that arise when sharing poetry in social studies classrooms. These opportunities are discussed as: aesthetic ways of knowing, contemplation, creativity, embodied knowing, pleasure, pondering, protest, and spirit. Connections between poetry as a way of coming to know…
Descriptors: Poetry, Correlation, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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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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Smith, Bryan – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
Author Bryan Smith agrees that critiques of Sir John A. Macdonald, and Cornwallis as unworthy of public commemoration are warranted and necessary, particularly as each was instrumental in cementing settler-colonial projects of dominion and erasure of Indigenous populations. However, he observes that each figure is but one point (or multiple) in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Disadvantaged
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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