ERIC Number: ED187643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Canadian Studies Teaching Strategies and Resources for Use at the Secondary Level.
Fry, Earl, Ed.; And Others
Five units on the culture, language, ethnic background, and characteristics of Canada are provided for the secondary school teacher. The guide is intended as the companion text to the publication entitled "Canadian Studies: A Syllabus" which is being prepared by the New York State Education Department. Each unit contains teaching strategies, reproducible visuals, and lists of resources from which teaching materials can be obtained. Unit I, Regionalism, examines the size, landforms, climatic conditions, and vegetation of Canada. Students also compare Canada with other countries. Unit II, The French Fact, is presented both in English and in French. Reproducible materials include political cartoons and newspaper articles concerning Quebec's move toward separation from the rest of Canada and attempt to adopt French as its official language. In Unit III, the Cultural Mosaic, case studies of ethnic groups and women in Canadian society are presented. Unit IV focuses on Canadian identity. Readings describe the structure of the national government, trace the development of Canada's federal system, and describe the relationship between national and provincial governments. Unit V discusses the role of Canada in world affairs. Subjects of readings include the controversy over Taiwan's participation in the Montreal Olympics, a speech by Pierre Trudeau, the Alaska pipeline, and corporations in Canada. An extensive bibliography is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of External Affairs, Ottawa (Ontario).; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Note: Certain reprinted sections and maps throughout original document may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy; Figures 4.9-4.12 and 5.8 were removed by ERIC due to small print size.