The Social Studies Department encourages students to understand their world and the significant role they play with regard to responsible citizenship and stewardship. All levels focus on political and economic systems, and the history that has influenced our current events. We are proud of our results on provincial diploma exams and the interest that these courses generate in our students.

We offer -1 and -2 classes in all grades. Although these course streams follow the same curriculum, -1 classes require excellent attendance and a self-motivated student to achieve success. Competent writing skills will be required to effectively respond to the challenging essays for this level. -2 courses are accepted for entrance to most post-secondary institutions. Essays focus on identifying essential curriculum and constructing an informed position on issues. This course offers a straightforward academic approach to Social Studies content.

Interact, Model UN, Chess Club, Military History and Agents 4 Change are some of the extra-curricular clubs offered by our department. Look for club information and sign up in September. All students are invited to participate!

Course Themes

Grade 10 – Globalization
Grade 11 – Nationalism
Grade 12 – Ideologies

Course Sequence

Social Studies

The Social Studies Department encourages students to understand their world and the significant role they play with regard to responsible citizenship and stewardship. All levels focus on political and economic systems, and the history that has influenced our current events. We are proud of our results on provincial diploma exams and the interest that these courses generate in our students.

We offer -1 and -2 classes in all grades. Although these course streams follow the same curriculum, -1 classes require excellent attendance and a self-motivated student to achieve success. Competent writing skills will be required to effectively respond to the challenging essays for this level. -2 courses are accepted for entrance to most post-secondary institutions. Essays focus on identifying essential curriculum and constructing an informed position on issues. This course offers a straightforward academic approach to Social Studies content.

Interact, Model UN, Chess Club, Military History and Agents 4 Change are some of the extra-curricular clubs offered by our department. Look for club information and sign up in September. All students are invited to participate!

Course Themes

Grade 10 – Globalization
Grade 11 – Nationalism
Grade 12 – Ideologies

Course Sequence

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Learn more about what students and families can expect to hear from their schools next week. Classes are cancelled and students will not be returning to their schools, but learning is ongoing. https://t.co/2k2t0CUwTV #wearecbe

Yesterday we sent a message to all Gr. 10, 11 and 12 families about diploma exams. Diploma exams are cancelled, but under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more info, see info on our website https://t.co/Vt8kke9SuE

All city and school playgrounds are closed effective immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. City parks remain open. Let’s all work together to protect the public’s health. #WeAreCBE

CBE Spring Break runs Mar. 23 – 27 for Traditional Calendar Schools, until Apr. 3 for Modified Calendar Schools. CBE Schools are closed during this time. Students and Staff, enjoy your time off, be safe and take care of yourselves. #WeAreCBE

An important parent message and video regarding continuation of learning for students was posted today. https://t.co/LBNFIPhl7L