ERIC Number: ED202785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Canadian Studies: A Syllabus.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.; State Univ., of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh. Center for the Study of Canada.
This guide is intended to help senior high school social studies teachers develop elective courses on Canadian history, culture, and economic life. There are four modules: Regionalism; The French Fact; the Cultural Mosaic; Canadian Identity; and Canada in World Affairs. For each module concepts to be developed and understandings to be reached by students are presented. A sample activity is also provided for each module. For example, in the second module on the French Fact, four concepts are to be developed--biculturalism, bilingualism, self-identity, and sovereignty. Six understandings are outlined. One of the understandings is the fact that "the existence of French Canada has added a unique dimension to Canadian culture and identity." To develop this understanding it is suggested that students do an indepth study of Canadian literature, magazines, newspapers, and television. Questions which students can pursue to develop this understanding are then listed (e.g., to what extent have French Canadian artists, writers, and performers achieved recognition and/or success in English speaking Canada?). The activity for this module involves students in analyzing quotations concerning bilingualism and biculturalism in Canada. Students must also write letters of advice to those who support sovereignty and to the Prime Minister who is seeking to hold Canada together. Throughout the guide teachers are referred to additional sources of information. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.; State Univ., of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh. Center for the Study of Canada.
Note: Sponsored by a grant from the Canadian government.