Kindergarten – Grade 6

"Stories matter" typed with a typewriter.

Narrating Dangerous Single Stories: An Analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum

Thomas King (2003) powerfully asserted, “The truth about stories is that’s all we are” (p. 153). As a narrative inquirer, my scholarship and research are rooted in my belief that our lives and world(s) (Lugones, 1987) are profoundly storied. As such, I will provide an analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum by first sharing and then interweaving some of my stories of experiences as a Muslim woman, pre-service teacher educator, and researcher living within amiskwaciy-wâskahikan in Treaty 6… Read More »Narrating Dangerous Single Stories: An Analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum

Two children making a LEGO robot.

The UCP Science Draft is Not Okay

This post was first published by Deirdre Bailey, MEd and Brian Gilbert, BSc & BEd on May 7, 2021 on https://savouringtheish.wordpress.com/2021/05/07/the-ucp-science-draft-is-not-okay/ Unlike the Social Studies draft, the issues with the UCP Science curriculum proposal are a little more subtle at first glance. It is, however, no less problematic. This draft is much more prescriptive than the current curriculum, with many learning outcomes being phrased in such a way that there are clear implications for how teachers and students might take up a particular… Read More »The UCP Science Draft is Not Okay