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Social Studies



Grade 9


Course: Social Studies 10G "Canada in the Contemporary World"

Course length: 1 semester 1 credit

Course description:
This course focuses on Canada as a nation using the Manitoba curriculum as a guide. Four basic units explore Who We Are, Geography and Economy, Government, Law and Politics, and Canada in the World. The material covered will include an aboriginal perspective. The course will give students an overall look at Canada and, its entire people.


Grade 10


Course: Geography 20G "Geographic Issues of the 21st Century"

Course length: 1 semester 1 credit

Course description:
This course focuses on two branches of geography, physical and human. We study the issues of space and look at location of people, industries, environment and Canada’s place in the world. Considered is the aboriginal perspective as well as the perspective of all Canadians. Special consideration is given to sustainability, as Canada is known for its natural beauty and resources.


Grade 11


Course: History 30G "A Social and Political History"

Course length: 1 semester 1 credit

Course description:
The grade 11 curriculum is designed to examine the historical development of Canada, with a focus on social and political history. There are 6 units that include the Peopling of Canada, new societies, government federalism and politics, social and economic changes in modern Canada since 1850 western Canada and finally Canada’s external relations. Students will explore the Aboriginal Peoples and perspectives throughout the course.


Grade 12


Course: Current Topics in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies 41G

Course length: 1 semester 1 credit

Course description: "Current Topics in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies" is a full credit course intended for grade 12 students. The course examines Indigenous issues and realities within historic and contemporary Canada. The course is inclusive of the traditional values and worldviews of Indigenous people. The objective of the course is to provide students with knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions as well as historic injustices and the impact that colonialism has on Indigenous people. The course also celebrates the accomplishments of Indigenous people and the contributions they have made in this country and on Turtle Island. 


Course: Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S

Course Length: 1 semester, 1 credit​

Course description: This course considers cinema as a source of information – or misinformation – about the past, and as a springboard for critical reflection about diverse interpretations of history. The course deals with historical developments and themes that have influenced world history since the beginning of the 20th century. Units of study taught through film may include but are not limited to: Iran Hostage Crisis, Propaganda in WWII, The Cold War, Indigenous Canadian film, and Conspiracy Theories (9/11, JFK, etc).



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