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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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Gaudry, Adam – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
This special issue of "Canadian Social Studies," entitled "Monumental Mistakes? Confronting Difficult Pasts," has brought together a diverse range of scholars offering insights into discussions regarding removing or altering monuments, buildings, and other reminders of difficult histories. The editors have requested that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Historical Interpretation, Historic Sites
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Reich, Gabriel A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
Adding further insight into how historical thinking can be used as a lens to examine debates about difficult historical events and philosophies, Gabriel Reich's piece on continuity, change, and historical consciousness shifts the focus to the U.S. context. Reich points out that in the case of Confederate monuments, their greatest power may be in…
Descriptors: Reflection, United States History, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Heritage Education
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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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Couture, J-C – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
A recent study that surveyed close to 500 Alberta social studies teachers concluded that irreconcilable pressures "point to tensions between the formal program of studies and its prescribed outcomes, and the realities and complexities of classrooms where teachers attempt to realize good practices" (Alberta Teachers' Association, 2016, p,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys
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Cardinal, Trudy – Canadian Social Studies, 2015
In this paper Dr. Trudy Cardinal shares stories of her experiences teaching literacy for 13 years in an Elementary classroom and the shifts that she made in her thinking about literacy in an Indigenous context. She draws on work she was engaged in as a professor in Elementary education where she came alongside undergraduate students to create…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Populations
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Farley, Lisa – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper reads Roger Simon's concept of "transactional memory" in relationship to D. W. Winnicott's theory of "transitional space" to examine the emotional dimensions of making historical significance. Drawing on a personal memory of archival study with Simon, I suggest that his attention to the ethical qualities of…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Ethics, Theories, Creativity
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Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper conducts an affirmative reading of key constructs of pedagogy, ethics, culture and justice put forth in the texts of Roger Simon. Rereading these texts with, against and across the trajectory of one thinker's thought, the article generates new possibilities for pedagogy in global and contemporary times. The paper demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Ethics, Global Approach
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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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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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Scott, David – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This paper reports on a study exploring ways in which five experienced teachers interpreted and responded to a curricular initiative in Alberta calling for teachers to help students see social studies through multiple perspective lenses representing Aboriginal (and Francophone) communities. Over the course of the study, which focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Garrett, H. James – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
In this essay, the author employs psychoanalytic inquiry (Britzman, 1998; Felman, 1992; Lacan, 1988) to think about the relationships between pedagogy, trauma, and crisis in the contexts of social studies and teacher education. The paper explores a potential space in social studies education that can acknowledge the psychic consequences of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Course Content, Methods Courses, Psychiatry
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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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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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