Social Studies

Studying where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

Social 7 provides a comprehensive examination of Canadian history preceding and following Confederation. The concept of intercultural contact is introduced through an examination of migration and immigration.

Social 8 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.

Social 9 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 also be examined.

Resources often used in the class

Malcolm Mayes – Cartoonist for Edmonton Journal
Editorial Cartoons
 – Cartoons from around the world
Vocabulary Strategy
 – Our sheet for learning chapter vocabulary
Prove Your Point Organizer – Organizer for multi-paragraph writing
5 Ws – Who, What, When, Where, Why