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

Social Studies

High School
Social Studies Overview

10-Level Courses

Social Studies 10-1

What is globalization and how does it affect us? Social Studies 10-1 students explore the changing meaning of identity and citizenship in a globalizing world, while also understanding the impacts of globalization, both positive and negative, on people worldwide.

Social Studies 10-2

What is globalization and how does it impact me? Social Studies 10-2 students explore the history and effects of globalization. They develop an understanding of the impact that globalization has on people’s identity and citizenship, while addressing emerging issues that globalization presents.

Knowledge and Employability Social Studies 10-4

What is globalization and how does it affect me? Knowledge and Employability Social Studies 10-4 students will look at the history of globalization and understand various viewpoints on the effects that globalization has on individuals, local communities and the world as a whole. Students who have experienced challenges or difficulty with their skills will be provided with additional strategies for success in the Knowledge and Employability -4 course sequence.

20-Level Courses

Social Studies 20-1

What is nationalism and how does it affect us? Social Studies 20-1 students look at the origins and effects of nationalism and weigh its benefits and limitations. They examine issues related to nationalism and consider impacts on individuals, international relations and citizenship.

Social Studies 20-2

What is nationalism and how does it affect me? In Social Studies 20-2, students examine the origins and effects of nationalism from various perspectives, developing an understanding of the impact of nationalism on individuals, international relations and citizenship in Canada.

Knowledge and Employability Social Studies 20-4

What is nationalism and how does it affect us? In Knowledge and Employability Social Studies 20-4, students explore the development of nationalism as well as its effects, considering various perspectives on the idea of nation in Canada. They develop an understanding of the impact of nationalism on individuals, international relations and citizenship. Students who have experienced challenges or difficulty with their skills will be provided with additional strategies for success in the Knowledge and Employability -4 course sequence.

30-Level Courses

Social Studies 30-1

What are ideologies and how do they affect us? Social Studies 30-1 students examine multiple perspectives on various ideologies and on the influence of these ideologies, focusing particularly on liberalism. They develop an understanding of how ideologies can shape us and our world.

Social Studies 30-2

What are ideologies and how do they affect us? Social Studies 30-2 students will examine multiple perspectives on various ideologies, focusing in particular on liberalism. They will develop an understanding of how ideologies can shape us and our world.

Course Sequence

Subjects at a Glance
CALM English Language Arts French Language Arts Mathematics Physical Education Sciences Social Studies