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Social Studies

Grade 9 Social Studies:

This Canadian Studies course is designed to help students gain a greater understanding of the society in which they live, their roles within that society, and the role of Canada within the world. Topics studied are:  Canadian identity and multiculturalism, Canada’s physical environment, Canadian government, law and economics, Canada and the world, and Canada in the future.

Grade 10 Geography – Geographic Issues in the 21st Century

This course takes a national look at North America and moves toward a local study of Canada and its role in the global community.  The areas of focus are: geographic literacy, natural resources, food from the land, Industry and Trade, and urban places.  The course begins with geographical skills and ends with a look at various industries and their impact economically and environmentally.

Grade 11 History:

Canadian History is taught chronologically.   Subjects that are covered are:  Native peoples and immigration, colonial societies, government, Confederation, industrialization, Western Canada, and Canada’s place in the world.  Shaping Canada, the textbook, is both a political and social history.  Some topics will relate to present day situations and concerns in Canada such as: separatism in Quebec, regionalization, and Aboriginal self-government. 

 

Family Studies - Grades 10 and 12: 

This course explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition from adolescence to parenting and adulthood. This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of parenting and human development, and students are encouraged to select topics of inquiry that are personally meaningful and currently relevant in their own lives. This allows the examination of various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural and global factors that influence people’s choices and customs.  Students may examine how early brain and child development is linked to lifelong learning, health, and well being, and students will simultaneously develop communication skills through interpersonal activities. Students will have the opportunity to navigate through information made available by information and communication technologies and other sources. Students will gather, organize, analyze, and present their findings, and the teacher will help students recognize, develop, focus, refine, consolidate, and extend their knowledge, skills, and competencies. Students’ skills will be refined as they are used in researching and investigating issues related to their topics, and in presenting their learning to each other.  Prerequisite: None

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