Social Studies

Social Studies courses explore relationships among individuals in various societies and
between societies. You examine cultural, economic, ethical, legal, and political 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?

Credits: The following Social Studies courses are 5 credits.


50% minimum is required to progress to the next level in a sequence

At RTHS, Social Studies 10 and 20 is a blended course that accommodates students at -1, -2 and -4 levels, but is generally taught at the -1 level to give all students the opportunity to work at their highest academic level possible. However, any student identified as a -2 or -4 learner will receive interventions, accommodations and differentiated tasks that reflect the different curriculum.  Student achievement level is an ongoing conversation involving students, teachers and families, and movement between the -1, -2 and -4 levels happens throughout Social Studies 10 and 20.  

Diploma Path | -1 and -2 Course Sequences

Social 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
 examine historical and contemporary aspects and relationships among citizenship,
identity and:
 globalization in 10-1
 nationalism in 20-1
 ideologies, such as liberalism, in 30-1
 examine relationships between citizenship and ideologies

Social 10-2, 20-2, 30-2
 explore historical and contemporary aspects and relationships among citizenship,
identity and:
 globalization in10-2
 nationalism in 20-2
 ideologies, such as liberalism, in 30-2

Certificate of High School Achievement Path | -4 Course Sequence

Social 10-4, 20-4

 connect your learning to everyday experiences as you respond to key questions:
 “Should we embrace globalization?” in 10-4
 “Should we embrace nationalism?” in 20-4
 emphasize the importance of diversity and respect for differences to promote a sense of
belonging and acceptance
Important | written consent and a learning plan are required to register in each -4
Knowledge and Employability (K&E) course

Last modified on

RT @DHarkness_CBE: At Douglas Harkness, diversity is our 🌈 SUPER POWER! #HarknessHasHeart

In honor of Pride Month, we celebrate the pursuit of equality for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals & affirm the importance of providing safe & caring environments. We work to cultivate positive learning environments for all students, regardless of their background or circumstances. #WeAreCBE

National Indigenous History Month is a time to explore and appreciate the diverse cultures, traditions and perspectives of First Nations, Inuit and Metis as we deepen our understanding of Indigenous peoples and communities on our Truth and Reconciliation journey #WeAreCBE

RT @UsihChristopher: The 2022-23 Chief Superintendent Student Advisory Council held its final meeting this pm. The students shared key reflections and strategies to empower student voice and agency. I’m immensely proud of our students. Thanks to staff advisors & admin #WeAreCBE

Merci, for joining the board meeting to share your experiences as French Immersion students! #WeAreCBE