ERIC Number: ED072990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Project Five to Nine. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
The Powell River Project proposed to design a curriculum with the Canadian urban environment as a major focus, using elementary teachers as developers (ED 055 018). This progress report contains individual summaries from seven elementary teachers, outlining the process of determining the children's knowledge of self and of the world around them. Emphasis throughout the reviews is on the inventories developed regarding the children's understanding about their environment, occupations, media influences, local government, cultures, transportation, resources, geographic concepts, etc. Teacher attitudes reflect appreciation for extensive board and community support, reaffirm the need for release time for curriculum development, support the view that teachers rather than a non-teaching specialist, should develop curriculum, and indicate satisfaction with the progress of the program. An interim list of inventories is appended, indicating the topic, grade level questioned, and the teachers involved. A sample topic: "What Do Children Think They Learn From Television, Radio, and Newspapers?" The collection of inventories completed represents an adequate basis for a teacher's resource book on primary urban studies. It is felt that counsel from a publisher would be appropriate at this time. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada