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Dhand, Harry – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Contends that imagination and creativity go hand in hand and that creativity can and must be cultivated among students at all levels of education. Presents a classroom approach where students are the experts on a variety of global issues and projects. Includes 7 tables illustrating the approach and 21 descriptions of student roles. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Creativity, Curriculum Development
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Pickard, Felicity; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Presents a classroom game that serves as an introduction to mapping for first-grade students. Includes beginner and advanced levels. Outlines rules, student objectives, and an exemplar map. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Geography
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Myers, John J.; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Offers several strategies for implementing cooperative learning in the classroom. Suggests sample exercises including (1) a scavenger hunt; (2) a reaction wheel; (3) cooperative brainstorming and classification; (4) a "pair of pairs" exercise; and (5) a three-step interview. Explains that the examples are starting points that have been used in…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Classification, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stevens, Jacqueline; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Describes learning activities and teaching methods for history and social studies classes in use at different schools. Includes contests, games, field trips, role playing, and student research and writing. Explains that the activities deal with racism, tolerance, self-esteem, and the role of decision making in history. (DK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
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Blanchette, Amy; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a classroom project in which elementary students bake homemade bread to learn about the settlement period in Canadian history and the early history of the students' community. Maintains that students learn to compare the lifestyle of the past with the present. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives
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Nelson, Jennifer – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides a brief overview of salient facts to be incorporated into a lesson plan on Australia. Several lists contain interesting facts concerning geography, resource utilization, culture, and population. Includes suggested list of research/discussion topics and a list of annotated references. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes the storyline instructional strategy and its application to social studies. Storyline consists of incorporating content area material into an evolving narrative with subsequent material added to the story. Includes examples from grades 2, 9, and 11 storyline instructional units. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shaffer, Dianna – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Describes a space education program in rural Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Reports that gifted and talented students examined space exploration, built models, met with astronauts, and designed multimedia presentations. Explains that the students also hosted a one-day conference on space for students, teachers, and parents and later visited…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Space Exploration
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Tersigni, Joseph – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Explains that Canadian general education is intended to prepare students for community college, whereas advanced education is meant to ready them for university study. Offers 25 strategies for teaching on the general level. Argues that the tips can improve the teacher student relationship and make any subject more interesting and enjoyable for…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Secondary Education
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Westlake, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Offers a group exercise for teaching students how to achieve consensus concerning rank order. Explains that students are assigned to rank the incidence of animals biting their own species in New York City. Reports that the teacher chooses a group member to explain the group's ranking. Identifies evaluation methods for the exercise. (SG)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Investigations, Learning Activities
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Rose, Sheila D. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides a brief overview of the educational conditions in Canada's Yukon Territory and discusses their effect on curriculum development. Describes three social studies curriculum projects from inception to completion. The projects are "Our Land Too: Women of Canada and the Northwest 1860-1914"; "Klondike Gold"; and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Orr, Jeff – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Outlines activities using the 1867 quarterly returns for the Registry of Deaths for Pictou County, Nova Scotia, to link population themes in early Canada to today's global issues. Learning activities include having students research the age of mortality, cause of death, human migration, and occupational profile. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Death, Global Education, History
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Orr, Jeff – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents interesting and concise background material on an 1874 treaty between Canadian Indians and colonists concerning hunting and fishing rights. Includes a copy of the treaty as well as learning activities utilizing document analysis. The activities ask pertinent questions of each paragraph in the document. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Content Analysis, Cultural Interrelationships, Federal Indian Relationship
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes student projects and simulations designed to enrich social studies instruction. Students collected primary and secondary sources for a media kit on Russian economic development. Another group constructed a time line for a Canadian historical figure. Includes tips for designing and facilitating successful projects. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Richardson, George – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Argues that the current presentations of "nationalism" in the Alberta social studies curriculum are archaic and irrelevant. Proposes a more inclusive and critical definition of nationalism and provides some supporting references. Includes four student assignments illustrating and teaching this revised approach to nationalism. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Current Events
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