The New Alberta Social Studies Curriculum has a seemingly random and illogical scope and sequence of learning, developmentally inappropriate material, overt emphasis on capitalism, and is based on a scarcity model. Those are the least of our worries.

Here are the things we should be deeply concerned about:

1. Revering systems of oppression and war.

In the New Alberta Social Studies Curriculum, we are teaching children — at the age of 6 — to honour systems of oppression and war.

In Grade 1, students learn about hereditary rulers. They must understand “societies had ruling elites who governed the rest of…

Lisa Bush

Writer, educator, and author of Teaching Well: How Healthy, Empowered Teachers Lead to Thriving, Successful Classrooms. Creator of http://workingmomwellness.ca

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