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The Story of Alberta's Past

How do stories, history and culture help us to better understand the richness of the province's past?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 4.2, "The Stories, Histories and Peoples of Alberta", may be addressed through critical challenges that invite students to consider the stories of Albertans, explore connections between stories, culture and history and think about how stories provide a sense of identity for Albertans. Sample critical challenges are presented on this page.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
This document provides suggestions to help teachers plan for diverse learning needs.

Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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