Social Studies

Social studies helps students develop their sense of self and community, encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive, democratic society.

In Social Studies students explore big questions related to citizenship and Identity. Students explore who they are in relation to others in their local, national and global communities.

At each grade level, students explore topics related to: Time, Continuity and Change; Power, Authority and Decision-Making; The Land: Places and People; Global connections; Economics and resources; and Culture and Community.

Learners inquire into issues and consider them from multiple perspectives. Teachers design learning opportunities so that students develop an appreciation of the communities in which they live today, and an awareness of how our past informs our decisions for the future.

Grade 5 Overview: The Land, Histories and Stories

  • Physical Geography of Canada
  • Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada
  • Canada: Shaping an Identity

Resources

Grade 6 Overview: Action and Participation

  • Citizens Participating in Decision Making
  • Historical Models of Democracy: Ancient Athens and the Iroquois Confederacy

Resources

Grade 7 Overview: Origins, Histories and Movement of Peoples

  • Toward Confederation
  • Following Confederation: Canadian Expansions  

Resources:

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia:
    • Diverse Communities
    • Events
    • People
    • Things
    • Timeline
  • Canada In Context
    • New France
    • Assimilation
    • Jesuits
    • Fur Trade
    • Canada Under British Rule
    • National Policy
  • Canada in Focus – History and Culture

Grade 8 Overview: Historical World Views Examined

  • Isolation to Adaptation: Japan, Origins of a Western Worldview
  • Renaissance Europe
  • Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the Aztecs

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RT @BishopPinkham: Acknowledging Black History Month for February. Many more lessons and stories will be integrated into core and complementary classes. #WeAreCBE #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/nxdD21eXnP

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In February we celebrate Black History Month! It’s an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in communities across the country. Activities and lessons are planned in CBE schools throughout the month. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/zQV1xcoztb

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Feb. 3, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mvrodtENcq

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February 1 is World Hijab Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the diversity and strength of women who choose to wear the hijab. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Q11FGeAyRz

Chief Superintendent Christopher Usih and Blackfoot Elder Saa'kokoto joined the Literacy and Indigenous Education Teams to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kMS0U61gGS

RT @SunnysideCBE: Our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is to continue our commitment to land-based learning and to build on our understanding of the Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework through the Seven Sacred Teachings. Here is what the grade 2s learned about Respect from the Bison. https://t.co/WgbyUmxdDx

Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2UAFm6wq8F