Canada in the Contemporary World
RECOMMENDED for the Grade 9 Manitoba Education, Citizenship & Youth Social Studies Curriculum
APPROVED for use in Saskatchewan for the Grade 8 Social Studies Curriculum
Canada in the Contemporary World offers a modern explanation of what it means to be Canadian, and more specifically a Manitoban, in a rapidly changing world. The text uses examples that relate to students’ everyday life to explain complex topics such as rights and responsibilities, immigration, government policies, democracy, elections, and Canada and the global economy. Students are encouraged to think critically about today’s issues and consider how they can make a difference in their community and beyond.
Canada in the Contemporary World is supported by a comprehensive Teacher’s Resource and also benefits from the updates contained in Class Action.
A correlation is available that shows how Canada in the Contemporary World matches the specific outcomes of the Manitoba Grade 9 Social Studies course.
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Living Histories Video Series
This correlation shows how Canada in the Contemporary World matches the “Living Histories” video series and the specific outcomes of the Manitoba Grade 9 Social Studies course.
The “Living Histories” video series examines major themes and issues in Canada’s history through the eyes of its seniors. Many of the participants in the ten, half-hour videos are Manitobans, people whose personal stories and memories provide students with a unique and fascinating look at the history of both the country and the province. It is available either in DVD or video formats from Distribution Access Ltd. The Living Histories customer service/order desk can be reached at:
- Online: www.distributionaccess.com
- Fax: 780-440-8899
- Phone: 1-888-440-4640
Please note the Living Histories Teacher Guide for Manitoba provides additional in-depth analysis of the relationship of the videos with specific learning outcomes and skill development exercises.
UNIT 1 Diversity and Pluralism in Canada
- Chapter 1 Welcome to Canada!
- Chapter 2 How Do You Define Citizenship?
- Chapter 3 What Are Rights and Responsibilities?
- Chapter 4 What Shapes Our Identities and Cultures?
UNIT 2 Democracy and Governance in Canada
- Chapter 5 Ideals and Institutions of Democracy
- Chapter 6 What Is Government?
- Chapter 7 How Do Laws and Regulations Affect You?
- Chapter 8 How Do Governments Make Policy?
- Chapter 9 How Do Citizens Elect Governments?
- Chapter 10 How Does the Judicial System Work?
- Chapter 11 Citizenship in Action
UNIT 3 Canada in the Global Context
- Chapter 12 Canada and the Global Economy
- Chapter 13 Canada in the Global Community
- Chapter 14 Global Conflicts and Global Interdependence
UNIT 4 Canada: Opportunities and Challenges
- Chapter 15 Challenge 1: Identity and Citizenship
- Chapter 16 Challenge 2: Technology, Society, and Change
- Chapter 17 Challenge: Pioneers of Tomorrow
The Teacher's Resource includes:
- Extensive teaching notes
- Answers to all text questions
- Supporting blackline masters
- Assessment rubrics
- Notes on the culminating activities
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ISBN: 978-1-55239-203-4 Publication Price: $199.95
Teachers who use Canada in the Contemporary World also benefit from the updates in Class Action.
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Canada in the Contemporary World
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