Social Studies

Social Studies

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, both in current times and the past.

Learners inquire into issues and consider them from multiple perspectives and through a variety of lenses. 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.

In grade 6, students look at how the democratic process requires participation to effect change in their communities. This allows them to develop an awareness of the active role that engaged citizens can play within the democratic process.

In grade 7, students explore the origins, histories and movement of peoples who founded Canada. Through a focus on the event preceding and following Confederation, they will understanding how Canada has evolved into the country it is today and the effect different events have on citizenship and identity over time.

In grade 8, students examine issues related differing worldviews and reflect on their own worldviews and the influence the past has on the present. This helps to develop an understanding of how intercultural contact between societies leads to significant change and alters each society's worldview

In Grade 9, students analyze the relationship between Canada's political and legislative processes as well as the economy and their impact on government, citizen and identity. This creates a space where students can broaden their understanding and appreciation of the relationships among governance, economics, quality of life, citizenship and identity.

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