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School Price: $94.95

320 pp.
Full colour illustrations: 50 figures, 20 tables, 25 maps, 210 photos, 8.25" x 10.5"


Publication date:
March 2005

Imprint: OUP Canada

Changing Your World

Investigating Empowerment

Sharon Sterling

Changing Your World: Investigating Empowerment presents topics and issues on the history of Canada from the early 1800s to the end of World War I, with an emphasis on Time, Continuity, and Change.

French version Un Monde en Changement available. Please contact Chenelière Éducation (www.cheneliere.ca) for details.

Readership : Grade 7 Social Studies Students for Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation

Unit 1: Changing You World
1. Empowerment
Economic Empowerment
Unit 2: Distribution of Wealth
2. Economics in History
3. Economic Security
4. Preparing for the Future
Political Empowerment
Unit 3: Toward Confederation
5. Life in British North America
6. Listening to the People
7. Confederation
Cultural Empowerment
Unit 4: Many Voices
8. A Growing Nation
9. Struggling to Survive
10. Creating Canada
Societal Empowerment
Unit 5: New Century, New Ideas
11. Into the Modern World
12. Workers Unite
13. Women and Social Reform
National Empowerment
Unit 6: A Stronger Nation
14. Canada in the World
15. The First World War
16. On the Home Front
Celebrate Your Learning

Companion Site
Teacher's Resource Book

Sharon Sterling is a Freelance Educational writer and instructional designer. She has worked in a variety of media, including computer-aided-learning, distance Education courses, student texts, and teacher's resources. She has written for grade levels from primary to senior high school and has developed the instructional design for the successful grades 3-7 Outlooks Social Studies series for OUP in British Columbia, and authored the Student texts and Teacher's Resources for grades 3, 4 and 6 in that series.

Outlooks 7 - Senior Author: Arnold Toutant and Susan Doyle
Voices and Visions: A Story of Canada - Daniel Francis
Sharon Sterling and Jill Germain

Special Features

  • Inquiry and discovery are encouraged through the text
  • Supports active citizenship--each unit presents information on a historical topic and asks students to consider the relevance/impact today and in the future
  • Supports Diversity--students learn about their heritage and the heritage of others
  • Focus on Literacy--students gave opportunities to practice and expand their knowledge of literacy skills in context
  • Chapter-ending activities and End of unit activities
  • High Interest Features
  • Reading hint--information on a skill or process required when reading an upcoming section
  • Inquiry Focus--one sentence question that sets the framework for the chapter content
  • How to--instruction on how to use a particular social studies, information, literacy skill, or process, relating to that chapter's main activities
  • Changing ideas--illustrates how ideas on issues have changed over time
  • Research and report--An outline of the research and report process
  • Action organizer--A framework that students' can use to take action on issues