- How to use Mavericks: An Incorrigible
History of Alberta - Outlines suggestions on
how teachers may integrate the Mavericks site as a learning resource
for grade four to seven social studies. Includes Technology Tips
on using the Mavericks site.
- Project Plans - Contains
27 Project Plans that are connected to the Alberta Program of
Studies, multi-disciplinary in nature, and created with broad-based,
open-ended instructional strategies. Each plan outlines recommended
procedures, provides possible student extensions, and also includes
other online resources and information to supplement student learning.
The plans are connected to one of the theme areas, but may be
easily modified to apply to other content.
- Using Primary Sources
- Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta contains
hundreds of historical primary source materials that are first-hand,
original, authentic accounts of the past. Teachers will find resources
on how to integrate inquiry into primary sources and historical
thinking skills into Social Studies.
- Using Inquiry - Inquiry-based
learning, in the context of Mavericks: A History of Alberta,
encourages students to undertake the process of a historical investigation
and critically explore and assess their findings, similar to the
work of an actual historian. Teachers will find information about
inquiry-based learning, what it looks like within a classroom,
and how the process may be used to guide student learning.
- Essential Questions - These
are the "big ideas" that are used to engage students and reflect
the core or the essence of the topic being studied. Included are
essential questions pertaining to each theme area, as well as
questions that relate to exploring the whole Mavericks
- Integrating ICT - The Mavericks:
An Incorrigible History of Alberta project plans have been
developed to allow for the appropriate use of ICT by students
through such applications as digital filmmaking software, presentation
programs, and mind-mapping software. Teachers will find information
that will assist them in integrating ICT into their social studies
- Curriculum Mapping - Contains
curriculum information and connections to the Alberta program
of studies for using the Mavericks site. The resource is
aimed for use with students from grades four to seven, but may
be used with a wider range of learners.
- Assessment and Evaluation -
Teachers will find information on using assessment and evaluation
for the purpose of student growth. Included is information on
the assessment process itself and on using journaling, not only
during the learning process but also for self or peer assessment.
- Student Web Links - Contains
links to excellent websites for each theme area that you or your
students can use to find other primary sources or to conduct further
- Knowledge Hunts - Each Knowledge
Hunt is a short quiz that includes 10 questions meant to assist
students in exploring and becoming familiar with one of the theme
- Glossaries - Provides the
definition for words specific to each theme area. It is suggested
that teachers review or point out the glossaries to students before
they examine a specific theme area.