ERIC Number: ED186325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Study Canada: An Overview.
Monahan, Robert L.; And Others
The document presents the first of five units on Canada developed for classroom use in American secondary schools. This unit, an overview of Canada, offers a sequence of information sheets for students and class activity suggestions for teachers which use a comparative approach stressing an understanding of Canada from the viewpoints of both Canadians and Americans. The objective is to help students acquire general knowledge and an understanding of Canada and Canadians and to compare the Canadian experience and situation with that of the United States. Time allotment is one to three weeks. Topics covered are the physical regions, political regions, history, culture, and government of Canada. Activity suggestions, one for each topic, include brainstorming, debating, writing paragraphs, mapping, graphing, discussing, making a time line, and listing and comparing. Each activity lists objectives and materials needed, outlines teaching procedure, and offers teacher background information. Reproducible handout sheets are included. Appendices offer an activity about varying points of view of Canada, a Canadian word puzzle, and 23 multiple-choice test questions with an answer key. (CK)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Background, Foreign Countries, Governmental Structure, Human Geography, Learning Activities, North American History, Physical Divisions (Geographic), Physical Geography, Political Divisions (Geographic), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
Center for Canadian and Canadian/American Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225 (single copies free)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham. Center for Canadian and Canadian/American Studies.