Educator to Educator

Unpacking and Repacking Generative Concepts in Social Studies

  • Todd A. Horton
  • Lynn Lemisko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ecological Justice/Environmental Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt W. Clausen
      Pages 3-16
    3. Lynn Lemisko
      Pages 17-27
    4. Todd A. Horton
      Pages 29-36
  3. Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Lynn Lemisko
      Pages 53-59
    3. Marg Epp
      Pages 61-70
    4. Todd A. Horton
      Pages 71-77
  4. Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Marg Epp, Kim Beaulieu
      Pages 93-104
    3. Kurt W. Clausen
      Pages 105-119
    4. Todd A. Horton
      Pages 121-131
  5. Multiculturalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Todd A. Horton
      Pages 149-157
    3. Kurt w. Horton
      Pages 159-168
    4. Lynn Lemisko
      Pages 169-179
    5. Robin Liu Hopson
      Pages 181-189
  6. Social Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Kurt W. Clausen
      Pages 201-206
    3. Todd A. Horton
      Pages 207-214
    4. Kim Beaulieu
      Pages 215-227

About this book


Thinking and learning are based on powerful concepts – ideas that identify, but also provoke and challenge. This collection is designed to ignite discussions among educators and learners at all levels about social studies concepts that generate curiosity, passion, and a sense of who we are and could be in this world. Contributors to this book, drawn from across the educational field, have focused on five selected concepts: democracy, diversity, ecological/environmental justice, multiculturalism, and social justice, unpacking and repacking each concept in powerful ways to exemplify their generative possibilities. Each author contextualizes their understandings within the broader philosophical, theoretical, and educational discourse, and explores these concepts from their unique perspective and through their multiple lenses. This collection seeks not to provide answers, but to invite readers into an ongoing dialogue about ideas that help us create meaning in the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Todd A. Horton
    • 1
  • Lynn Lemisko
    • 2
  1. 1.Nipissing UniversityOntarioCanada
  2. 2.University of SaskatchewanCanada

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