ERIC Number: ED055010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Canada West. Urbanization as Seen Through Canadian Writings.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Facing the reality that students have become very aware of their environment and the problems we face merely to survive, and being aware of the alienation of a person as urbanization increases, the project staff decided to develop a curriculum to examine the urban environment through the works of Canadian writers, poets, novelists, etc. In this way, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students could confront some of the major concerns; become involved personally, though vicariously, in the lives and situations of individuals; and, learn about himself, his place, his role in urban society, and his Canadian literary heritage. The content selection and compilation of the writings was from a national point of view related to all parts of Canadian urbanization. The materials accumulated or referred to them during six months are included here in various categories taking into consideration the physical and human elements of each work: 1) Faces of the City: descriptions, rejection of and attraction to the city; 2) Faces in the City: dwellers life styles, reactions, age, ethnic groups, city natives; 3) Poverty; 4) Handicapped; 5) Social Pressures; and, 6) Pollution. The material discussed is very flexible to allow for survey studies city or local studies, or intensive area studies of urban regions; and, may be used as supplementary material or as primary content. A progress report, a proposal for a sub-project, and a budget are also included. (Author/SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Canada; Project Canada West