Repulsive, Regressive, and Racist: The 3Rs of Alberta Social Studies Under the UCP.

Carla L. Peck, PhD

Alberta, once a leader in Social Studies education, will be reduced to a laughing stock if the proposed curriculum revisions become a reality.

I need all of the adjectives for this post, folks. I’ve done a deep dive into the Social Studies curriculum revisions authored by Chris Champion and it is not an overstatement to say that the recommendations are disastrous. More than that, they are repulsive, regressive, and grounded in racist ideology that positions White, Western, Christian knowledge as superior to any other knowledge.

This is not hyperbole.

If you have any doubt about authorship, just read Champion’s 2019 article, “Alberta’s Little History Wars” in the magazine he founded and edits, The Dorchester Review. It reads as a precursor to this document.

There is a lot to unpack in the Social Studies Recommendations document. I will need to do this over a series of posts because yes, the…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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