ERIC Number: ED245990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Building from Strength II. Teaching Canadian Geography General Level Curriculum.
Clarkson, Lorraine; And Others
This two-dimensional, action-oriented curriculum model for teaching geography at the secondary school level provides a rationale for implementing a student-structured, process-oriented curriculum. Two diagrammed models, which are general enough to represent any learning process, illustrate the ideas developed in the rationale and accompany each of the 16 activities presented in the handbook. The first activity uses the classroom as a source of data. These data are later mapped and graphed by students. The concept of culture contact is introduced in activity 2. Activities 3,7,9, and 13 focus on Canada by examining the environment of Canada's native people, using the globe, studying Allisha, and discovering Canadian pride. Activities 4 through 6, word-pictures, use classification, and data identification skills. Activities 8 and 10 deal with natural and unequal resources and activity 11 presents a map simulation exercise. Activity 12 focuses on foreign ownership and activities 14 and 15 help students form an image of the nature of the country or region in which they live. The final activity uses newspapers to teach about cities, towns, and villages. Diagrams, student worksheets, checklists, puzzles, and follow-up sheets are included. Although some activities focus primarily on the study of Canada, many can be used in any geography or social science lesson. Appendices provide instruments for self-evaluation, further information on process-oriented student-structured classrooms, and a word about computer technology in the curriculum. (LH)
Descriptors: Classification, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Geography Instruction, Identification, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Map Skills, Models, Natural Resources, Process Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Student Participation, Student Role
Dominie Press, Unit 15; 345 Nugget Ave., Agincourt, Ontario, Canada M1S 4J4 ($16.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canada Studies Foundation, Toronto (Ontario).; Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education, Toronto.