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Brown, Sarah Drake; Swope, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
Content area reading remains a primary concern of history educators. In order to better prepare students for encounters with text, the authors propose the use of two image analysis strategies tied with a historical theme to heighten student interest in historical content and provide a basis for improved reading comprehension.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Student Interests, History Instruction
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Green-Milberg, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Provides activities for grades 6 to 8 that will promote student awareness and understanding of the use of hydropower in Canada, the benefits and drawbacks to hydropower, and also the drawbacks of electricity transmission lines. Explains that the activities focus on the James Bay Hydro Project in Canada. (CMK)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Educational Strategies, Electricity, Foreign Countries
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Discusses activities, adaptable for elementary through high school levels, for learning about the people who work in local government and the programs local governments provide. Explains that the activities are useful starting points for project ideas that enlist the involvement of students, teachers, and local government officials. (CMK)
Descriptors: Community, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Presents a classroom lesson based on the walls of old Jerusalem. Maintains that cooperative-learning techniques used to build a model of the wall helped students understand the meaning of the original wall and the division of modern-day Jerusalem. (CFR)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Beder, Pauline; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Presents a unit of study on the Holocaust designed by a team of teachers for sixth-grade students. Includes student objectives, suggested learning activities, and methods of student evaluation. Provides a full-page description of a culminating activity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives