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1 Canada and the American Curriculum: A National Approach to Canadian Studies Presentation by US Department of Education National Resource Centers on Canada Tina Storer, Western Washington University Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine Amy Sotherden, SUNY Plattsburgh Council for State Social Studies Supervisors (CS4) Annual Meeting Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA – November 14, 2012

2 USDOE Title VI Program Pacific Northwest NRC on Canada Northeast NRC on Canada University of Washington University of Maine Western Washington University Plattsburgh State University 2 The NRCs on Canada perform a variety of K-12 outreach services: Classroom Resources Publications E-Newsletter Teacher Loan-Kits Websites: Curricula and Resources Multimedia Classroom Tools Summer Institutes In-Service and After-School Professional Development

3 Why teach about Canada? 3 Created by Vancouver-area resident Kirstin Hallett, a marketing professional/graphic designer (and former public relations rep), originally from Johannesburg, South Africa.

4 4 Why teach about Canada?

5 5 Made in the U.S.A.: The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH CANADA U.S.

6 6 Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans

7 Why teach about Canada? 7 What country is the United States most important trade partner?

8 Why teach about Canada? U.S. Trade/Export/Import Data

9 Why teach about Canada? 9 To which country are the majority of your states goods and services exported?

10 Why teach about Canada? 10 For 35 states, Canada is the #1 trade partner for exports. It is #2 in most others.

11 Why teach about Canada? 11 From what country does the U.S. annually import the largest amount of oil?

12 Why teach about Canada? 12

13 Why teach about Canada? International education goals that consider North America first, encourage U.S. students to know how to be good citizens, good neighbors, good economic partners, good allies. The U.S.-Canada relationship goes beyond mutually beneficial economic interests to include the stewardship of N. America and the world. Teaching Canada advances student knowledge, provides comparative context, and encourages global thinking. 13

14 Research social studies requirements stating Canada/Canadian/North American with results published in K-12 National Directory on Canada National Conference held May 2010 in D.C. with key stakeholders invited Comparative geographic and content assessment of requirements based on: Topics - History, Geography, Economics, Civics Grade Level Goals: Correlate common curriculum strands, promote best practices for teaching and resources, and enhance Canadian Studies across USA 14 Canada and the American Curriculum Project

15 15 STATE Border Lnd/Wtr Trade Rank CDN / QC Govt CS Program Required History Required Geo Required Econ Required Civics AL AKLBC1 AZC AR15 CA4C/Q311 CO1C CT2 DE1 DCC/Q5 FLC82,3,73 GA1C/Q16 unit6 unit, unit HI IDLB12 IL1C/Q IN12666 IA1 KS1151,5,7 KY125 LA19-12 MEL/WB11 MD19-12 MA1C/Q34 unit,5, 8-122, 4 unit4 unit MIWB1C46 unit, unit MNL/WB1C9-12K MS11 MO1 MTLB11 Canada and the American Curriculum Project

16 16 Canada and the American Curriculum Project STATE Border Lnd/Wtr Trade Rank CN Con/ QC Del CS in US s Required History Required Geo Required Econ Required Civics NE1 NV NHLB2 NJ1C1 NM1-4, 9-12 NYL/WB12C/Q45 unit,7,8,115 unit NC1C15 unit NDLB112 OHWB135 OK1 OR33,4,6 PAWB1C2 RI1 SC1 SD177 TN114 TX2C16 UT 1 VA19-12 VTLB11 WAL/WBC43,6 7, 9-10, 12 WV1 WI12 WY1

17 17 Canada and the American Curriculum Project KEY TAN color: CDN content required in elementary school curriculum (grades: K-5) BLUE color: CDN content required in middle school curriculum (grades: 6-8) PURPLE color: CDN content required in high school curriculum (grades: 9-12) RED color: CDN content required in two different levels of K-12 school curriculum (grades: either K-5 & 6-8; or K-5 & 9- 12; or 6-8 & 9-12) GREEN color: CDN content required in all three different levels of school curriculum

18 18 Number of States with Required CDN Content Subjectin Elementary Schoolin Middle Schoolin High School History776 Geography1273 Economics443 Civics342 Canada and the American Curriculum Project

19 19 NRCs on CANADA Outreach Selected K-12 STUDY CANADA initiatives: O Canada! Newspapers in Education Supplement Canada and Washington State Curriculum (Teacher-developed lesson plans aligned with WA-State standards - posted at the NCHE History Matters! newsletter column NCSS Leadership and Teacher-Associate Program E-Resource News to Canada Listserv STUDY CANADA Summer Institute: A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation

20 20 Selected University of Maine and SUNY-Plattsburgh initiatives : Half-day or full-day in-service professional development programs, and workshops at teacher conferences: Canada and the New Hampshire Curriculum Canada and the Massachusetts Curriculum Canada and the New York Curriculum Canada Community leadership at NCSS Articles in education journals Canada Valise traveling suitcase of books and objects Québec Dimensions Summer Teachers Institute Summer Institute for Teachers of French NRCs on CANADA Outreach

21 Other K-12 Support… National educational organizations (and state affiliates) support teaching Canada in the U.S. including: U.S. Department of Education National Council for the Social Studies National Council for History Education National Council for Geographic Education 21

22 Other K-12 Support… US Embassy in Canada / Embassy of Canada in the U.S. Regional Canadian Consulates serve all 50 states from the mapped offices (lower right) Regional Quebec Delegations serve all 50 states from offices in the cities below Atlanta Boston Chicago Los Angeles New York Washington, DC 22

23 Other K-12 Support… Canadian Studies programs at universities in your state. 23 WA: Western Washington University, University of Washington OR: Portland State University ID: Boise State University MO: University of Missouri MI: Michigan State University, Western Michigan University IN: Franklin college KY: Kentucky Consortium at Moorhead University OH: Bowling Green State University NC: Duke University PA: Mansfield University NY: Plattsburgh State University, University of Buffalo, St. Lawrence University MA: Bridgewater State University VT: University of Vermont ME: University of Maine

24 Other K-12 Support… Regional business/social organizations across the U.S., including: Canada-America Society of Oregon Canada-America Society of Washington Canada-US Business Council Chicago Canadian Expat Network(CEN) Canadian Womens Club (Atlanta and New York City) Canadian Club of Boston Canadian American Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Many others at: and 24

25 Other K-12 Support… Network of Canadian Studies Specialists and NRC Teacher Associates, including: Dean June (NY) Ruth Writer (MI) Les Buell (NY) Michael Cawthra (CO) K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associates in 21 States 25

26 Contact us for resource information and outreach assistance at any time. Tina Storer Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University Betsy Arntzen Canadian-American Center, University of Maine Amy Sotherden Center for the Study of Canada/Institute on Québec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh 26 Thank you


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