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Crain, Cheryl J. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a social studies cultural exchange program between a public school and a Canadian native school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Outlines how the students became mutual inquirers into one another's cultures. Explores the activities and reports on the interactions among students, teachers, and parents. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Exchange
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Suggests that geography instruction is an ideal opportunity for reinforcing culture and identity among First Nations people. Discusses the issue of culture and some sources of opposition to teaching culture on Indian reserves. Points to themes that can subtly integrate cultural lessons with geography lessons. (DSK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Cultural Background, Culture
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Gibson, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes classroom activities designed to make an elementary class' study of people's contributions to Alberta's (Canada) history more culturally relevant for both the native and non-native students. The activities centered on student research of famous local people of the past. The projects included writing assignments, interviews, and artworks.…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Awareness, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Gorman, Wayne – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Discusses inequitable learning opportunities of Canada Natives. Finds that rules and expectations of schools often create feelings of shame in Native learners that lead to withdrawal and failure. Asserts that when teachers become cultural brokers they can eliminate the inequalities and develop an environment conducive to learning. (CMK)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education
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Bosacki, Sandra – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Investigates the underlying reasons for the development of a negative self-concept in Canadian Native children attending public elementary schools. Maintains that a child-centered curriculum and instructional strategies will provide the learning environment necessary to foster positive attitudes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Child Development, Child Psychology, Childhood Needs