The RIGHTING CANADA'S WRONGS series is devoted to the exploration of the mostly unknown, and often shocking, stories of Canadian government's racist actions against various ethnic groups through our history, the fight for acknowledgement and justice, and the eventual apologies and restitution of subsequent governments.
In this Resource Guide you will find seven lessons that will engage your students while they learn about some of the important events in Canada's history that helped shape our current multicultural society. You will find support for teaching about Canada's past treatment of ethnic minorities and how to approach the topic of racism. As well, your students will learn about the important roles that these minorities have played in Canadian society.
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DR. ROLAND CASE is Executive director and co-founder of The Critical Thinking Consortium. He was a professor of Social Studies Education at Simon Fraser University. Roland has edited or authored over 100 published works. Notable among these are Understanding Judicial Reasoning (Thompson Publishing, 1997), The Anthology of Social Studies: Volume I and II (Pacific Educational Press, 2008) and Critical Challenges Across the Curriculum-the award winning series of TC² teaching resources. In addition to his teaching career as an elementary school teacher and as a university professor, Roland has worked with 17,000 classroom teachers across Canada and in the United States, England, Israel, Russia, India, Finland and Hong Kong to support the infusion of critical thinking. Roland is the 2006 recipient of CUFA’s Distinguished Academics Career Achievement Award.
LINDSAY GIBSON is a PhD student in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia, currently working on his dissertation proposal and research that will focus on teaching historical thinking. Lindsay is also involved with the Canada-wide Historical Thinking Project and is a member of the Graduate Committee for The History Education Network (THEN/HiER). He has taught social studies methods courses to pre-service teachers in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia Okanagan for the past three years. Lindsay taught secondary school history and social studies in Kelowna, BC for ten years and returned to the classroom part-time in the spring of 2012.
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