This course covers the time period from WWI to present day, and explores the following big ideas:
1) Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities. Topics studied include World War II, the Cold War, Korean War, and various regional conflicts.
2) The development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological, and geographic factors. We will explore the Canadian political system and our Charter rights.
3) Worldviews lead to different perspectives and ideas about developments in Canadian society related to issues such as poverty, resource management, trends in demographics, as well as environmental problems.
4) Historical and contemporary injustices challenge the narrative and identity of Canada as an inclusive, multicultural society. Issues covered include contemporary First Nations issues, immigration policy, the women’s movement, the LGBTQ+ movement, just to mention a few.
Social Studies Language Adapted 10
The emphasis in Language Adapted SS courses is on acquiring language skills and understanding the core content in Social Studies. Language Adapted Socials Studies 10 will prepare ESL students to meet the Grade 10 graduation requirement for Social studies and they will develop the necessary academic language skills. The emphasis in this course is placed equally on acquiring academic language skills and developing an understanding of designated core content in Social Studies.