Social 9 – Previous Version

SS9 Cover

Grade 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.

Course Outline
Social Studies 9 Program of Studies


 Introduction – The Canadian Citizenship Test

Unit 1 – Governance and Rights

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how Canada’s political processes impact citizenship and identity in an attempt to meet the needs of all Canadians.

Canada’s Political System
Chapter 1 Notes
Chapter 1 PowerPoint
Chapter 1 Assignment – Making a Law
Youth Criminal Justice Act
Chapter 2 Notes
YCJA Cartoons
Chapter 2 PowerPoint
Chapter 2 Assignment – Political cartoon
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Chapter 3 Notes
– Charter Cartoons
Chapter 3 PowerPoint
Chapter 3 Assignment – Cases of Limited Rights
Collective Rights
Chapter 4 Notes
Chapter 4 PowerPoint
Chapter 4 – Online Assignment
Chapter 5 Notes
Chapter 5 PowerPoint

Enhancement Resources

Chapter 1 Video – great source to explain Canada’s government… and it’s only 2.5 minutes long.

Unit 2 – Economic Systems

Students will also be introduced to the concepts of planned, mixed, and market economies. Taking their knowledge and understanding of economic systems, students will apply their learning to gain an appreciation of how economic decision making in Canada and the United States impacts quality of life, citizenship, and identity.

Economic Systems
Chapter 6 Notes
– Economic Systems Notes
Chapter 6 PowerPoint
Chapter 7 Notes
Chapter 7 PowerPoint
Chapter 8 Notes
– Tax Dollar Breakdown
Chapter 8 PowerPoint
Political and Economic Issues
Chapter 9 Notes
Chapter 9 PowerPoint

Enhancement Resources

Supply and Demand
The Story of Stuff and Activity Sheet

Final Exam Review

Review Package