ERIC Number: ED071947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Canadian Urban Dynamics Project. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
This is a progress report of a curriculum development project aimed at involving students in community and regional development by creating an awareness of urban problems and instilling a sense of positive self worth and capability which will stimulate active community participation. Initial planning of the project is reported in ED 055 017. The work of the project team has been concentrated in three areas: 1) development of simulation activities and related background materials; 2) increase in knowledge of urban phenomena by teachers and students and a continuing consideration of available resource materials and educational processes; and 3) itemization of significant types of case studies. A series of eleven units of studies are included. Each deals with urban studies (planning, growth, environmental factors, political and social phenomena, the relationship between urban and rural areas, etc.), and lists activities and materials or any special conditions needed. Included in the appendices are an annotated bibliography of some simulations tested, instructional outlines for student projects, evaluation procedures, and the budget. Outside activities related to the project involving developers are listed. Two working papers detailing future goals and activities are appended. The emphasis is on involvement of additional teachers and the promotion of school community relationships to encourage student participation in community problems. (JMB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada