The purpose of the Social Studies program is to help students develop the key values and attitudes, knowledge and understanding, and skills and processes necessary for students to become active and responsible citizens. The programs concentrate on enabling
students to develop an understanding of who they are, what they want to become, and the society they want to live in.
Social Studies 10-2 → 20-2 → 30-2 has been developed as an alternative course sequence to accommodate students whose learning needs are not met by the Social Studies 10-1 → 20-1 → 30-1 sequence. The 10-2 → 20-2 → 30-2 sequence maintains the same emphasis on effective citizenship, critical thinking and social responsibility. However, Social Studies 10-2 → 20-2 → 30-2 is differentiated on the basis of instructional methodology, evaluation techniques, learning resources and complexity of language used in course content. Both course sequences are based on an understanding of history, geography and other social sciences as they affect
the Canadian community.
Social Studies 10-1
5 Credits • Prerequisite: 60% in Grade 9 Social Studies
Perspectives on Globalization
Students will explore the origins and impacts of historical, cultural, economic and political globalization. The course examines the extent to which citizenship and individual and collective identity is inﬂuenced by the processes of globalization.
Social Studies 10-2
5 Credits • Prerequisite: Less than 60% in Grade 9 Social Studies
Living in a Globalizing World
Students will explore the origins and impacts of historical, cultural, economic and political globalization. Students will study how globalization affects their lives and how they will ﬁt into an interdependent and interconnected world.
Social Studies 20-1
5 Credits • Prerequisite: 60% in Social Studies 10-1
Perspectives on Nationalism
Students will explore issues relating to the complexities of nationalism and the inﬂuence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations will be examined through multiple perspectives.
Social Studies 20-2
5 Credits • Prerequisite: 50% in Social Studies 10-2
Students will explore historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world. Different forms of nationalism will be examined from different perspectives.
Social Studies 30-1
5 Credits • Prerequisite: 60% in Social Studies 20-1
Perspectives on Ideology
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 be undertaken. This course will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.
Completion of Social Studies 30-1 requires the writing of a provincial diploma examination.
Social Studies 30-2
5 Credits • Prerequisite: 50% in Social Studies 20-2
Understandings of Ideologies
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 be undertaken..
Completion of Social Studies 30-2 requires the writing of a provincial diploma examination.