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Bouvier, Victoria – Canadian Social Studies, 2018
I remember the exact day when I received the email inviting me to participate on a panel speaking to the notion of "post-truth," and how perplexed I was by the idea that we, in Canada, might be post-truth or that truth might be dead (Scherer, 2017). Post-truth is defined as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Ethics, Cultural Influences
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Ng-­A-­Fook, Nicholas; Milne, Robin – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
In 2007, Indian Residential School System (IRS) survivors won a class action settlement worth an?estimated 2 billion dollars from the Canadian Government. The settlement also included the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Despite the public acknowledgement, we posit that there is still a lack of opportunity and the necessary…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, History, American Indians
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Norquay, Naomi – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper explores the data produced from an oral history project about a Black pioneer settlement in Grey County, Ontario. Twelve area residents were interviewed and the data produced points to various community practices of both remembering and forgetting. I employ Avery Gordon's (2008) theorization of ghosts and hauntings to make sense of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Area Studies, History, Blacks
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Farley, Lisa; Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This special issue of "Canadian Social Studies" is dedicated to Roger I. Simon. Simon's scholarship bequeaths to theorists, teachers, and curators across Canada and beyond a theory of education that opens up responsibilities to past and present others. The papers gathered for this special issue address many of the difficulties that he…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Best Practices
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Horton, Todd A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper explores educating for democratic citizenship with a focus on the intersection between reading and values, specifically the nurturing of social responsibility. Using a pre-designed framework for teaching for social responsibility, excerpts from a young adult historical fiction series are used to consider learning possibilities in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Citizenship, Young Adults
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Di Mascio, Anthony – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This study seeks to address the ways in which the federal government has influenced elementary and secondary education throughout Canada. By producing teaching and learning material that is neither provincially sanctioned nor provincially focused, are federal agencies crossing constitutional jurisdictions in ways that compete with provincially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Government Role
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Broom, Catherine – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
When Canadian students are asked their perceptions of Mexico, their answers are filled with stereotypes from the media. When they are asked about Darfur, they have no idea what or where Darfur is, or what has occurred there. When they are asked to list the names of famous Canadians they state the names of white men, primarily politicians. When…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum
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Broom, Catherine – Canadian Social Studies, 2008
One of the key components of Social Studies has always been history, yet many of us seldom explore what we mean by history. This paper delves into the meaning of history through an examination of Collingwood's work and a discussion of how we can incorporate twentieth century thought into his work. This paper aims, in Collingwood's words, to…
Descriptors: History, Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Historians
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Levesque, Stéphane – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
This paper deals with the impact of current digital technology revolution on history education. Based on four developments engendered by this revolution (liberalization of historical knowledge, intensification of digital archives, web-based communication, and active computer-based learning), it argues that digital history has the potential to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, History, Inquiry
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Barton, Keith C. – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
This paper addresses the role of history education in developing a shared sense of identity in modern democracies. It does so by presenting findings from research into children's ideas about history in the United States and Northern Ireland, two settings that share important political and social characteristics with Canada and other pluralist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Role of Education
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Political cartoons are animated through visual analogies that imply a likeness between the event portrayed in the image and the issue on which the cartoonist is making comment. Although many kinds of analogies can be used, meanings arise as the viewer is able to recognize and interpret them. This becomes difficult, though, when a cartoon's analogy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Politics, Cartoons
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that contemporary history and historiography is "official" history that ignores the daily struggles of people for their continued survival. Argues that, while public illiteracy has nearly disappeared, individuals are ignorant of the wealth of primary-source materials of other cultures' histories. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education
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Seixas, Peter – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Introduces the articles and topics featured in this special theme issue. The articles revolve around two major developments: the cognitive revolution in psychology and the historiographic revolution in history. Reviews the history of these two revolutions and notes articles relevant to each. (DSK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Peter – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Argues that the idea of school history as learning the best version of the past, or even learning one or more versions, is inadequate practice. Contends that history education not only must teach about passages of the past, but also develop students' understanding of the nature and status of historical claims. (DSK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hermeneutics
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Presents an annotated bibliography of educational resources from the ERIC database related to history for Canadian educators. The materials include digests, monographs, journal articles, and academic papers. The citations include all relevant bibliographic information and a short abstract, as well as information on locating and ordering the…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Study Centers, Educational Resources
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