ERIC Number: ED438226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Civics in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
In this updated resource book, for the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum in Canada, civics education is integrated with all other components of social studies. In its broadest sense, civics involves both learning about government and the political process, and acquiring the knowledge and developing the attitudes and skills that enable effective participation by citizens in a democratic society. After an introduction, "How to Use This Resource Book," the book is divided into the following strands: (1) "People around Us"; (2) "Our Community"; (3) "Other Communities"; (4) "Our People Now and Then"; (5) "Our Land and Our People"; and (6) "Our Country Canada." Each of the six strands forming the core of the elementary social studies curriculum comprises a number of themes inferred from the political science content of the curriculum. For each theme, where appropriate, the reader is provided with the following: commentary on the theme; information related to the theme; development of concepts related to the theme; development of issues related to the theme; and suggested activities related to the theme. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Culture & Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories, P.O. Box 1320, Yellow Knife, NWT X1A 2L9, Canada; Web site: http://siksik.learnnet.nt.ca/school/5/INDEX.HTM.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers - Location: Canada