ERIC Number: ED183444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Canadian Studies: An Evaluation of Print Materials, Grades 1-13.
Robeson, Virginia; Sylvester, Christine
The annotated bibliography evaluates over 500 available textbooks, resource books, reference books, and other printed materials for teaching Canadian studies in elementary and secondary schools in Canada. The objective is to provide guidelines to help teachers select materials most appropriate to their teaching style and the needs of their students. Eight sections cover the following topics: Canadian history, geography, government and politics, economics, consumer education, law, social studies, and social issues. Materials for grades 1-5 are presented in the social studies section; the other materials are appropriate for grades 6-13. The majority of the entries were published by Canadian publishers since 1970, though there are a few exceptions. Each section is arranged alphabetically by title and includes bibliographic information such as author; publisher; date; number of pages; size in centimeters; kind and rating of illustrations; presence of an index, notes, bibliography, or glossary; use of the metric system; type of cover; price as of April 1979; and notation of accessory products. The lengthy, thoughtful annotations offer a description and assessment of each book, considering content, organization, approach, physical features, appropriate use, grade level, and reading level. A title index and a subject and grade level index conclude the book. (CK)
Descriptors: American History, Annotated Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Legal Education, Political Science, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 ($18.95)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.