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Pollock, Scott; Brunet, Marie-Hélène – Canadian Social Studies, 2018
This paper describes the results of two research projects, which were focused upon female students' historical understanding of feminism. In both cases the researchers found that the student participants harbored ambivalent or negative attitudes towards feminism and saw little connection between the present and feminist struggles in the past.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Consciousness Raising, Theories, Females
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
A slavery simulation that took place as part of a field trip for students of a Hartford junior high academy led a father to file a human rights suit against the school district, and for one official to comment that simulations of complex and tragic human phenomena have "no place in an educational system." In light of these conclusions,…
Descriptors: Slavery, Simulation, Field Trips, History Instruction
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Pollock, Scott A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This paper compares two attempts by the author to teach two different grade 12 world history classes to think historically. Both classes were presented with a similar assignment that revolved around the conflicting historical accounts of Christopher Columbus. However, the second group of students was also provided with direct instruction about the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Grade 12, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Gibson, Lindsay – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
The latest round in Canada's History Wars was set off by reports on May 2, 2013, that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage was going to "undertake a thorough and comprehensive review of significant aspects in Canadian history." As details of the Heritage Committee's review emerged, controversy erupted as politicians, historians,…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Michelle Emi – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
The current Alberta Social Studies curriculum places a strong emphasis on recognizing the importance of multiple perspectives in the interpretation of Canada's past. The three drawings that the author has created represent the progression from the overall arching grand narrative of Canadian history to the introduction and embedding of the multiple…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Historical Interpretation
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Ethier, Marc-Andre; Lefrancois, David – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
This article is divided into two sections. The first section reviews the national high school history programs in Quebec from 1905 onward. It focuses on the national and civic identity developed through the programs, as well as on political wrangles over their identity-building goals. Because the Quebec public school system was denominational, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Citizenship Education, Social Justice
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Brown, Sarah Drake; Swope, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
Content area reading remains a primary concern of history educators. In order to better prepare students for encounters with text, the authors propose the use of two image analysis strategies tied with a historical theme to heighten student interest in historical content and provide a basis for improved reading comprehension.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Student Interests, History Instruction
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Cutrara, Samantha – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
Until the grand narrative is recognized as a product and process of power and privilege it can never do the transformational work that it can, and should, do in education. In this paper, I argue that concept learning can be a practical strategy for exploring and deconstructing power that is structured through the grand narrative and manifested in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Concept Formation, Power Structure, Teaching Methods
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Lemisko, Lynn – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
Diaries can serve as meaningful entry points for advancing historical consciousness and develop historical thinking (Seixas, 2002) because they can connect readers/learners with the diverse emotions, thoughts and motivations of the people who wrote them in particular times and particular places. According to philosopher and historian, R.G.…
Descriptors: Diaries, History Instruction, Perspective Taking, Historiography
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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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Foran, Andrew – Canadian Social Studies, 2008
This article was motivated by Summer 2006 Canadian Social Studies: History Alive! Old Sources, New Technologies. In light of technological advancements, programs, and efforts to enhance social studies, it appears history educators have forgotten about and overlook the benefits of leading children to authentic, historical places that exist outside…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Barbour, Michael; Evans, Mark – Canadian Social Studies, 2008
A number of times over the past century, there have been struggles in the United States over what is and is not included in the history curriculum. These struggles have primarily been over who is represented in the teaching of history. In Canada, however, this debate has not been as prevalent. For example, Historica's Heritage Minutes is a…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Heritage Education, Investigations, Culturally Relevant Education
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Myers, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
In working with new teachers and teacher candidates in teacher education with the many demands placed upon them, it makes sense to combine a number of learning goals. The following article examines the idea that literacy, technology, and subject curriculum goals are a powerful combination. Indeed, critical literacy with a stress on inferring, is a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Teacher Education, Information Technology, History Instruction
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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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White, Carol – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
The Historica Foundation of Canada has a mandate to provide or support programs and resources for the teaching of Canadian history in Canadian schools. This paper outlines how Historica discovered what was needed and the programs and resources they developed to fulfill their mandate.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Resources
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