06/12/18

Textbooks for September 2018

The texts listed below have been ordered from the UBC Bookstore and the library has been asked to place these books on reserve.

Required

Ross, E. W. (Ed.). (2014). The social studies curriculum (4th Ed.). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Publisher link: http://www.sunypress.edu/p-4339-the-social-studies-curriculum.aspx

NOTE: Ross (2014) is freely available for download on Academia.edu

Optional/Recommended

Rethinking Schools. (2010). The new teacher book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom (2nd Ed.). Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools.
Publisher link: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/ProdDetails.asp?ID=9780942961478

Hern, M., & The Purple Thistle Centre. (2013). Stay solid! A radical handbook for youth. Oakland, CA: AK Press.
Publisher link: http://www.akpress.org/staysolid.html

 

06/11/18

EDCP 333 (Topics in Social Studies: Secondary)

General Course Information In EDCP 333 (Topics in Social Studies: Secondary), students engage in a critical exploration of aims and content of secondary social studies curriculum. A key consideration of the course concerns teachers’ roles in creating curriculum as opposed to merely delivering curriculum as conceived by government or textbook companies. Toward that end the course focuses the ways in which social studies teachers can move beyond the limits of textbooks and ministry guidelines to engage their students in creating critical/personally meaningful understandings on key curricular topics, such as: (1) Democracy and Democratic Citizenship; (2) Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism; (3) First Nations/Indigenous Peoples; (4) Social Class; (5) Gender, Sexuality and the Body; (6) Globalization; and (7) Environment, Sustainability, and Community.