ERIC Number: ED319638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Canada Connection in American History: A Guide for Teachers.
New York State is placing a new emphasis on Canada as part of their new social studies program. This reflects the increased importance attached to a global approach to education and also a recognition of Canada's importance to the United States. This guide is designed to help teachers make sense of, and to teach, understandings found in the grade 7-8 New York State American History syllabus that refer to Canada. Although divided into its own nine major topics, the guide's chronological scheme follows the New York syllabus. The topics are: (1) North America before European colonization; (2) the colonial experience in North America; (3) the struggle for a continent; (4) revolution and readjustment; (5) the War of 1812; (6) Canada, slavery, and the American Civil War; (7) Confederation: Canada becomes another democracy in North America; (8) western expansion and immigration; and (9) twentieth century cooperation and interdependence. At each reference to Canada in the syllabus, teachers may consult the appropriate topic in the guide and find (1) content background explaining the Canada connection, (2) a number of teaching strategies for the classroom, (3) student materials such as maps, readings, and cartoons to reproduce, and (4) a mixed media bibliography of additional materials. The sample strategies are designed not to be used by themselves as classroom lesson plans, but rather as idea springboards for teachers planning their own U.S. history units that will include a Canada connection. A listing of Canadian studies support services concludes the document. (JB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Class Activities, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, International Relations, International Studies, Junior High Schools, North American History, Resource Materials, Social History, United States History
Center for the Study of Canada, 133 Court St., SUNY Plattsburg,
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ., of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh. Center for the Study of Canada.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; New York