Social Studies

In this sequence of courses, students will investigate contemporary issues affecting Canadian society and will consider the role of citizens in influencing decisions.

This is a rigorous academic program designed for students with a well developed ability to deal with a large body of subject content, excellent reading, writing, and critical thinking ability, and the ability to gather, organize and process information, subject matter studied in this program also requires the student to make sound, informed decisions about issues of importance to individuals, the nation, and the international community.

Social Studies 10-1 and Social Studies 10-2

OVERVIEW:
Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on lands, cultures, economics, human rights and quality of life Students will examine the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity to enhance shills for citizenship in a globalizing world. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities.
RATIONALE:
Globalization, the process by which the world' s citizens are becoming increasingly connected and interdependent, demands that students explore responsibilities associated with local and global citizenship and formulate individual responses to emergent issues related to globalization. Recognizing and appreciating the influence of globalization will lead students to develop individual and collective responses to emergent issues.

Social Studies 20-1 and Social Studies 20-2

OVERVIEW:
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.
RATIONALE:
While nationalism has historically examined the relationship of the citizen to the state, contemporary understandings of nationalism include evolving individual, collective, national and state realities. Exploring the complexities of nationalism will contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the interrelationships among nation, nationalism, internationalism, globalization, and citizenship and identity. Developing understandings of the various points of view associated with nationalism as well as an appreciation for the perspectives of others will encourage students to develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.

Social Studies 30-1 and Social Studies 30-2

In Social Studies 30-1 you will learn more than facts. You will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. Through an analysis of various political and economic systems, you will be able to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. As you develop greater understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship, you will be better prepared to respond to emerging global issues.

In Social Studies 30-2 you will learn more than facts. You will examine the origins, values, and components of competing ideologies. You will explore differing viewpoints regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good, and collectivism. Through an examination of various political and economic systems, you will be able to determine the practicality of the values of liberalism. As you develop greater understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship, you will be better prepared to respond to emerging global issues.

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