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SOCIAL STUDIES GR. 9 SOCIAL STUDIES (1 CREDIT)
The fundamental goal for Social Studies is to give students the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to participate in society. Individual and group activities call upon the skills of organization, analyzing and reflecting. The Geography unit focuses on map/atlas work, particularly involving Canada. The Economy unit leads students to an understanding of how the Canadian economic system works and how it affects their lives. The Politics, Government and Law unit provides a framework for students to examine the three levels of government, the political process, including elections and the legal system. The Human Rights unit is designed to open students' minds to respecting others. Students' assignments are assessed on a daily basis. Active participation in class discussion is an important part of the course. Students are expected to gain proficiency in responding to questions and explaining viewpoints.