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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