ERIC Number: ED438227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Civics: A Resource Book for Teachers in the Junior Secondary Social Studies Curriculum and Resource List, 1998.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Civics is an area of study in which students learn about the rights and duties of citizens. In the Junior Secondary Social Studies Curriculum in Canada, civics is integrated with all other components of social studies. The civics themes identified in this book are not explicitly stated in the social studies curriculum, but rather, a reading of the curriculum makes it clear that the social studies teacher in the junior secondary/middle school is expected to address aspects of political science as well as of history, geography, and economics. After an introduction, "How to Use This Resource Book", the book is divided into the following "strands"; (7) "The Circumpolar World"; (8) "The Changing World"; and (9) "The Growth of Canada." Each of the three strands forming the core of the junior secondary civics curriculum is comprised of three 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; and development of concepts, issues, and suggested activities related to the theme. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Social Studies
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