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Education - Social Studies Resources (Elementary)


The Program of Studies for Elementary Social Studies, \identifies what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level.

Dimensions of Thinking are an important element of the design of the Social Studies Program.  These dimensions consist of:

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Historical thinking
  • Geographic thinking
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Metacognition

Assessment in Alberta Social Studies - This discussion paper explores practices of fair assessment within the context of critical thinking and the Alberta Social Studies Program of Studies.



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