ERIC Number: ED225344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Canada's Golden Horseshoe: An ESL/Geography Module (Teacher's Guide).
Allen, Patrick; Howard, Joan
A teacher's guide to an English as a second language (ESL) and geography module entitled "Canada's Golden Horseshoe" is presented. ESL modules are multimedia kits designed to integrate the study of ESL and communication skills in specific subject areas of the curriculum. This module deals with a geographical region, important both to Ontario and to Canada, that has an interesting history and some modern environmental problems. The module is designed primarily for ESL secondary-school students at the intermediate level, and has been successfully test-taught in a number of grade 9 and 10 ESL and ESL geography classes in southern Ontario. It is assumed that all students who use the kit will have completed an introductory course of English. The teacher's guide offers suggestions for use of module components, a transcription of the audiocassette, answer keys to student worksheets, proposed followup activities, and a list of resources. The module provides exercises to develop reading, writing, and listening skills, graphing techniques, individual research, and other communication skills. One module component covers the major study of physical and economic characteristics of the region using a filmstrip and student booklet, both entitled "The Golden Horseshoe." In a second component, the settlers who over the years formed the labor force of the region are described in an audiocassette tape entitled "Canadians from Many Lands." An additional student booklet entitled "The Changing Mosaic" focuses on one important pattern of immigrant settlement in Metropolitan Toronto. (SW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Audiotape Cassettes, Audiovisual Instruction, Communication Skills, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Geography, Graphs, Human Geography, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Skills, Learning Modules, Multimedia Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
OISE Press, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario (Toronto)