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; and (7) Environment, Sustainability, and Community.