ERIC Number: ED313275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies Grades 1-3: Teacher Resource Manual.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Support Branch.
This teacher resource manual focuses on the Alberta, Canada social studies curriculum for grades one through three. The manual has five main sections. (1) "Introduction to the Program" discusses the program goals and objectives. The importance of problem solving and decision making skills are stressed, and strategies are discussed for teaching these skills with in the social studies context. Content of the social studies curriculum is also covered in this section. (2) "Planning for Instruction" provides a developmental framework, discusses learning styles, and includes many charts to assist the teacher in yearly and unit planning. (3) "Strategies and Activities" offers ideas that might be utilized by teachers for planning and teaching. Examples of the activities covered are group work, learning centers, role playing, interviews and field studies. (4) "Evaluation" discusses various ways to evaluate how well the teaching objectives are being met. Sample checklists, student self-evaluation forms, questionnaires, and tests are provided. (5) "Sample Units" contains a sequential series of lessons, exemplifying one way to teach a topic. A sample unit is provided for each of three topics in grades one through three. Grade one topics are my school, my family, and other Canadian families. Grade two topics are people nearby, people in Canada, and people in the world. Grade three topics are Alberta's geography and people, Alberta's people in history, and a comparative study between Alberta and Quebec. An appendix provides the policy of the Alberta Department of Education on controversial issues in the classroom. (CT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Support Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada