"Social Studies gives me an opportunity to look beyond what's happening in my own life and understand the complexity of our world. I think this is becoming increasingly important with the pandemic, where it's so easy to hide in our homes and never look beyond the local rising COVID-19 cases. I have learned a lot this year by analyzing different viewpoints in current events, source analyses, and case studies. Social lets me look at many historical events, which gives me a better understanding of both the people and the systems that impact my life every day."- Maya Schellenberg
Social Studies provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens. Recognition and respect for individual and collective identity is essential in a pluralistic and democratic society. Social Studies help students develop their sense of self and community, encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive, democratic society.
At the Junior High level, Louis uses our strengths in literacy, analysis and written expression within our social studies department. Students in junior high are challenged to utilize their best learning styles through a multitude of media, research and written objectives. They are assessed both formally and informally to get the best representation of their skill level. Through various Baron’s Blocks, field trips and one on one collaboration with their teachers they showcase their best efforts.
Social Studies 10-1 Students will analyze multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national, and international impacts of globalization on lands, cultures, economies, human rights, and quality of life. Recommended prerequisite: 60% or higher in Social Studies 9.
Social Studies 10-2 Students will explore historical aspects of globalization on as well as the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. Students will explore the relationships among globalization, citizenship, and identity.
Recommended prerequisite: 50% or higher in Social Studies 9.
Social Studies 20-1 Students will analyze the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. They will study the origins of nationalism and the influence on regional, international, and global relations.
Recommended prerequisite: 60% or higher in Social 10-1 or 80% in Social 10-2 or 75% in Social 20-2.
Social Studies 20-2 Students will explore 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. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.
Recommended prerequisite: 50% or higher in Social 10-2
Social Studies 30-1 students evaluate 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 contemporary ideological structure.
Recommended prerequisite: 60% in Social 20-1 or 75% in Social 30-2.
Social Studies 30-2 Students explore the ideology of liberalism using historical, contemporary, Canadian, and global examples.
Recommended prerequisite: 50% or higher in Social 20-2
|Junior High||Senior High|
|Jocelyn Johnston - IL||Aaron Salik - DH|
|Meredith Comba||Ashley Sadler|
|Camille MacCuish||Anne Fierheller|
|Albert Felicitas||Marc Lapierre|