Social Studies Newsletters

Social Studies Newsletters were developed to support adult learning about specific focus areas of the new program of studies and begin with a guiding question.

Critical Thinking — at the heart of the new social studies program
(Case and Difentaler)

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Assessment — Linking Teaching and Learning in Alberta Social Studies
(Robert Hogg and Sherry Bennett, Alberta Assessment Consortium)

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The Role of History and Historical Thinking in the New Social Studies Program
(Dr. Amy von Heyking)

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Inquiry-Based Learning
(Lorine Sweeney)

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Multiple Perspectives
(Warren Woytuck)
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Social Participation as Democratic Practice
(Patricia Shields-Ramsay)
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Hidden Stories Using Digital Historical Narratives to Teach Thinking
(Brenda Dyck)
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The Social Studies newsletters were produced by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium in cooperation with the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation of Social Studies.