The aim of Social Studies 11 is to enable each learner to become a participating and responsible citizen of Canada and the world by understanding the past, examining the present, and considering and influencing the future. The course is designed to continue the study of contemporary Canada by examining government and politics, and by examining Canadian society and our relations with the rest of the world. Students then make the transition to a global perspective by investigating such major concerns as population growth, the distribution of resources, and the impact of industrialization and technology on contemporary society.
The course is designed to:
promote the recognition and use of terms related specifically to social studies
further develop the skill of organizing information
encourage the collection, evaluation, and organization of information around a clearly defined topic
further develop the skill to write independently, give credit for quoted material, and avoid copying from references
examine material for consistency, reasonableness, and freedom from bias
recognize primary and secondary sources of information
recognize relationships such as sequence, cause, effect, space/place, time
encourage independent and cooperative work habits
To begin this course, please come to a registration session or, if you are already registered, see a teacher in the lab.