ERIC Number: ED073955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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Alpha Project. Townsight Canada. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
In order to acquaint students with other environments and to develop an awareness of their own community, the study of a small community in Canada was undertaken by this project development team. The Alpha students studied Chilliwack the first year (ED 066 352) and this second report covers their study of Powell River. The aim of the developers is to design a structured outline for the four week visit, covering transportation, housing, the examination of the life styles, the industries, the people, and the total environment. Extensive use is made of cameras, tape recorders, and video equipment. A teachers manual is being prepared to facilitate preparation of such a study, including instruction in the use of the equipment by students, as is a multimedia kit, intended for use by schools unable to send students for site visits. Student evaluation of the trips, both of the planning and organization, and of the actual community study, is a major factor, currently revealing effectiveness of the project and the extent of observation and awareness developing on the part of the student. This report concludes the schedules worked out and gives recommendations for changes for the next year's study of another community. (JMB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada