ERIC Number: ED072989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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The Canurgo Report (Canadian Urban Government). Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
The curriculum project undertaken by the Nanaimo District teachers proposed to develop a study of the socio-political processes in a Canadian urban government, using their own city as a model (ED 055 013). This progress report stresses that the nature of the development process has been based on 1) need, 2) structure, 3) content, 4) materials development, and 5) evaluation. Described first is the Canurgo Simulation game, which can be developed at three levels and which involves students taking on the roles (up to 30) of various community figures. The urban area is composed of the city proper and three politically independent suburbs with a varying tax base and socio-economic level. A Sourcebook in Canadian Urban Government is arranged by sections to deal progressively with a topic and can also be utilized as an auxiliary part of the game. Partial listing of contents is provided. The Young Politicians Handbook, designed in cartoon format, is a serious approach to preparation for holding public office and is suitable for slow and average learners. Providing for a discussion approach, it requires teacher preparation in leading seminars. Field testing for the two publications is planned for 1973. Appended is an evaluation sheet used in a January, 1972, workshop which studied curriculum materials being developed by the Project Canada West teams. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada