ERIC Number: ED066352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Project Canada West. Small Town Canada: A Study of Life Styles in Transition.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
The team assigned to develop a unit of study on Urbanization chose to examine a small town in Canada as a means of creating better understanding of urban growth, problems, and solutions. The general purpose was to develop in students an increased awareness of their own community by giving them an opportunity to observe, experience and participate in the affairs of a small community. It was submitted that involvement through direct observation and experience enable students not only to discover common problems which now exist in most urban communities, but also to channel their energies into seeking solutions to those problems. Grade 11 students visited Chilliwack (near Vancouver, B.C.) to study its characteristics, population, economic factors, and the general way of life and attitudes of the residents. Four weeks were required for planning, organization, field study, and classroom evaluation. Materials included show the development of the project. Expected materials to be developed are listed: specific, practical suggestions on how to approach a similar study of their small communities; videotapes of the planning, organizational, and actual activities; sample multimedia kits illustrating the type of product possible from such a Project. A main thrust was to develop meaningful aids toward inquiry training. Related documents are: ED 055 011-020. (JMB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Canada; Project Canada West