The purpose of Social Studies is to assist in the development of students as responsible citizens who will actively participate as members of an increasingly complex society. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to plan responsible courses of action when faced with the problems of our rapidly changing world.
Social Studies 10-1
Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization. They will also examine national and international impacts of globalization on identity, lands, cultures, economics, human rights and quality of life.
5 Credit Course- Prerequisite: 65% in Social Studies 9
Social Studies 10-2
Students will explore historical aspects of globalization. This will also include the study of the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity. Students will develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world.
5 Credit Course- Prerequisite: 40-64% in Social Studies 9
Social Studies 10-4 & 20-4
Students will develop an awareness of the impacts of globalization by examining opportunities and challenges. They will also examine their roles as responsible and active citizens.
5 Credit Course
Social Studies 20-1
Students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. They will study the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada.
5 Credit Course- Recommended Prerequisite: 65% in Social Studies 10-1
Social Studies 20-2
Students will examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world. They will explore the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts of nationalism on individuals and communities in Canada and other locations. Examples of nationalism, ultra-nationalism, super nationalism and internationalism will be examined from multiple perspectives. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.
5 Credit Course- Prerequisite: 50% in Social Studies 10-2
Social Studies 30-1
This is an academic course primarily intended for students who intend to pursue a post-secondary degree or diploma, enjoy Social Studies, or desire an academic challenge. Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.
5 Credit Course- Recommended Prerequisite: 65% in Social Studies 20-1 or 75% in Social 30-2
Social Studies 30-2
Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.
5 Credit Course- Department of Education Mandatory Prerequisite: 50% in Social Studies 20-2