ERIC Number: ED282782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Consider Canada: A Handbook for Teachers.
Freeman, Stanley L., Jr.
If awareness and understanding of Canada, its people, and its culture are to be achieved, the study of this country must be made an appropriate part of the social studies and humanities curricula. This document provides teachers with resource materials on 13 topics about Canada: (1) topics and themes for Canadian Studies; (2) reasons why U.S. students should be studying Canada; (3) the status of the field of Canadian Studies; (4) suggestions for selling Canadian Studies to school authorities; (5) a philosophy of curriculum; (6) examples of goals and objectives for infusing Canada into existing courses; (7) procedures for evaluating an instructional activity; (8) guidelines for planning a tour to Canada; (9) opportunities for exchanges between schools; (10) plans for an exchange between two schools; (11) entry points for teaching adults about Canada; (12) principles of adult learning; and (13) suggestions for creating a course. Teaching plans outlined in the document include: (1) Outline Maps; (2) Canadian Geography; (3) the Canadian Political System; (4) Canadian Studies; (5) Introduction to the Acadian Experience; (6) Project Canada; and (7) Les Quatre Saisons (The Four Seasons). An extensive bibliography titled "Teaching Canada" published by the Canadian American Center at the University of Maine at Orono in 1974 has been revised and brought up to date. Appendices are: (1) "Study Opportunities for Teachers"; (2) "Sources and Resources"; and (3) "Excerpts from the Code of Ethics of American Society of Travel Agents." (BZ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Studies, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Geography, Global Approach, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, North American Culture, North Americans, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.
Identifiers - Location: Canada