Social Studies courses explore relationships among individuals in various societies and between societies. You examine cultural, economic, ethical, legal, political and religious issues that communities face. These courses focus on understanding: who am I, what kind of society do I want, and how do I and others shape our world?
Social studies provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens. Recognition and respect for individual and collective identity is essential in a pluralistic and democratic society. Social studies helps students develop their sense of self and community, encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive, democratic society.
At Lester B. Pearson, and every other High School in Alberta, students can enrol in:
SS10-1 or SS10-2: Theme = Globalization
SS20-1 or SS20-3: Theme = Nationalism
SS30-1 or SS30-2: Theme = Ideologies
For more comprehensive details on the courses, please follow this link to the “programs of study".