ERIC Number: ED055013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Project Canada West. Canurgo (Canadian Urban Government).
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
The curriculum material the Nanaimo District Senior High School curriculum development project is designing is based on the City of Nanaimo and its environs. The problem selected for their substantive research is the socio-political process in a growing city including the role and impact of: 1) civil service, elected officials, voters, and interest groups on the local government; and, 2) the relationship between the external political system and the citizen needs and wants in the core city. The many community resources and research reports to be used by the staff in the two parts of their research are enumerated here, and three questionnaries developed to survey student and citizen interest and knowledge of municipal government, and group influence on local government are also included. The overall objective of this research is to design a simulation game. It would be composed of a basic package which would describe the demographic characteristics of an hypothetical city with several surrounding suburban development. Students would role play the part of individuals with identified residence, sex, age, occupation, home owning status, and net annual income. The second part of the game would consist of a series of problems and problem solving activities. The game would be followed by discussion and analysis of general concepts dealt with and/or student research in the community. A progress report is appended. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: City Government, Civics, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games, Local Government, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Political Science, Problem Solving, Projects, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Research, Urban Studies, Urbanization
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Canada; Project Canada West