ERIC Number: ED188985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Rediscovering Canadian History: A Teacher's Guide for the '80s. Curriculum Series, 39.
Bennett, Paul W.
The guide presents suggestions for teaching Canadian history in high school, including a discussion of methodology, two schemes of class organization, unit plans, and learning activities. The objective is to explore new approaches and alternatives for teaching Canadian history. The book is presented in nine chapters. Chapter I provides background information and a rationale and lists knowledge, skills, and affective objectives. Chapter II explores recent changing perspectives in Canadian historiography. Chapter III discusses ten different teaching approaches, noting the increasing emphasis on inquiry and use of audiovisual materials. Chapter IV focuses on various activity projects, including research essays, seminars, book reviews, current events, field studies, role play, and guest speakers. Procedure, references, and a sample assignment are given for each. Chapter V details five activities which can be used to introduce Canadian history. Chapter VI presents two alternative courses: a 34-week traditional chronological course and a 13-week experimental course focusing on regionalism. Chapter VII charts activities, content objectives, resources, and teaching strategies for three units: two relating to a particular era and one discussing problems of regionalism. Chapter VIII annotates core textbooks and resource books in Canadian history, while the concluding chapter lists trade books, pamphlets, articles, and audiovisual resources. (CK)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Historiography, History Instruction, Learning Activities, North American History, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($10.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.