What your child is learning
Canada has undergone some major changes during its history, and your Grade 7 child will uncover the stories behind these changes. They will become familiar with the people and events that led to Canadian Confederation and with the political, economic and social changes that took place afterward. Your child will gain an understanding of Canada’s development into the multicultural, bilingual, pluralistic and diverse society we know today. For more about Grade 7 Social Studies, refer to the program of studies.
How your child is assessed
Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.
More information regarding social studies assessment is available through Assessment: Linking Teaching and Learning.
Resources to help your child
A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.