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Education - Social studies resources (Secondary)

A guide to materials in the library and on the internet that would be useful to Alberta Social Studies teachers in Junior and Senior High Schools


The Programs of Study for Social Studies, which identify what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level, are available on the Alberta Education website.  

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.

Transforming Pedagogy and Practice Through Inquiry-Based Curricula: A Study of High School Social Studies - An article combining information about the intent of the Alberta Social Studies curriculum with a research study which investigated to what extent this transformative curriculum has affected teaching practice.


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