Teaching History in Canada

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  1. jimiricardo

    jimiricardo New Member

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    Hello everybody,
    I'm a history teacher in Perth, Australia, and next year, I'm moving to Alberta, Canada. I'm just wondering if anybody could help me out and point me in the right direction of what subjects are covered, and some appropriate texts that would be useful.
    Thanks for your help
    jimiricardo
     
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  3. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    This site should give you some of the information you need. Links under "Teachers" will give you information about requirements for teaching in Alberta. You will find information about History topics under Social Studies curriculum.
    http://education.alberta.ca/
     
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    What city are you moving to in Alberta..... Calgary maybe?? As a retired geologist/geophysicist I spent LOTS of time in Calgary..

    Good luck with your move....

    Major..
     
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    Thanks MrsC. Why I didn't think of this before, I don't know!
    MajorHunt, I'll be heading to Edmonton, where my fiancee. Don;t know how I'm going to cope with a 19C degree winter compared to a minus 25C winter. :)
     
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    Winters aren't 19 degrees there...they are much colder. :confused:
     
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    No, it's warmer today, 23 degrees.
     
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    Sorry, my bad. I got the wording wrong. 19 here, minus 25 there...
     
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    That makes much more sense! :D
     
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    Jimiricardo - I taught History (Grade 9) in Alberta a couple of years ago. I hope you are prepared for the stress of PATs. They actually publish the schools results in the newspapers, and a lot of pressure is put on teachers to ensure that students succeed.

    Where will you be teaching? I still have some contacts in Southern Alberta (where the winters RARELY get to minus 25 and even if they do, it warms up to close to 0 on a daily basis - I LOVED Chinooks) and I may be able to help you if you are teaching Grade 9 by emailing you some of my resources and putting you in touch with other Social Studies teachers I know.
     
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    I know that many Canadian students travel to Australia for Teachers College and are fully qualified to return to Canada and teach, so I would assume the curriculum would be somewhat similar. I don't know about Alberta, but in Ontario Grade 10 was Canadian History, Grade 11 was American, and Grade 12 was The West and The World. If I remember correctly, each course was very broad and only covered main points over a large period of time.

    PS The key to a cold winter is lots of layers. Good luck.
     

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