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ERIC Number: ED110375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Topic Today. Report for 1974/75.
Gunn, Angus M.
Presented in this document is a report of an innovative approach to social studies through the use of newspapers in the classrooms in Canada. Topic Today is a one-page newspaper of current affairs geared to grades 6 through 8, but applicable to secondary grades, developed to make available resources of current affairs found in regular newspapers and magazines. The development of this resource is based on the premise that textbooks are outdated, news magazines are unpredictable, and regular newspaper coverage is rarely concentrated enough to be of real benefit for a single course. Topic Today brings together on a single page pictures, maps, statistical data, references to Canada, and descriptions that focus on a single current issue and place, with reference to specific classroom courses. The questionnaire that was sent to 300 participants to evaluate and aid in the future issues of the paper is also contained in the document. An extract of a research study of the newspaper is included which shows the results of student knowledge and attitudes of cultural differences after using Topic Today. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada