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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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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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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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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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Lemisko, Lynn Speer – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood developed and elaborated a theory and approach to reconstructing knowledge about the past that relies on the historical imagination. This paper argues that Collingwood's theory offers teachers sound reasons for using constructivist approaches in their classrooms and that his methodological approach can…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Imagination, Primary Sources, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Al-Qahtani, Salem Ali Salem – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Continues a discussion of the state of secondary social studies in Saudi Arabia. Discusses the preparation of textbooks and their use by Saudi teachers. Notes problems with the texts and teachers' use of nontext materials in their teaching. Offers conclusions and recommendations for improving social studies education in Saudi Arabia. (DSK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change