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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.

Aboriginal Studies

High School
Aboriginal Studies


What your teen is learning

Aboriginal Studies 10–20–30

How do indigenous cultures view the world around them? Your teen will explore Aboriginal worldviews, histories, values and beliefs. In Aboriginal Studies 10, they will explore the political and economic organizations of Aboriginal cultures as well as Aboriginal symbolism and expression. In Aboriginal Studies 20, they will study cultural change as it relates to the Métis, treaties, legislation and schooling. In Aboriginal Studies 30, your teen will explore Aboriginal rights, land claims and self-government. For more about Aboriginal Studies 10–20–30, refer to the program of studies.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

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 teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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