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Social Studies

Social Studies
Social studies offer students opportunities 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.
 
Grade Seven

Comprehensive examination of Canadian history preceding and following Confederation. The concept of intercultural contact is introduced through an examination of migration and immigration. Grade 7 forms the foundation for the continued dialogue on citizenship and identity in Canada.
 
Canada: Origins, Histories and Movement of People
Topic 7-1
Toward Confederation
Topic 7-2
Following Confederation: Canadian Expansions
Grade Eight
Expands on the concept of intercultural contact and continues to develop historical thinking skills through an examination of past societies in different parts of the world.
 
Historical Worldviews Examined
Topic 8-1
From Isolation to Adaptation: Japan
Topic 8-2
Origins of Western Worldview: Renaissance
Europe
Topic 8-3
Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the
Aztecs
Grade Nine
Focuses on citizenship, identity and quality of life and how they are impacted by political and legislative processes in Canada.
The role of economic systems in Canada and the United States will be examined.
 
Canada: Opportunities and Challenges
Topic 9-1
Issues for Canadians: Governance and Rights
Topic 9-2
Issues for Canadians: Economic Systems in Canada
and the United States