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Focusing on Big Ideas and Key Issues

Beginning with the Program Rationale and Philosophy on page one of the program of studies, the first ten pages of the document provide an overview of the foundations of the program. All of the grade/course levels are based on the program foundations.

The core concepts of citizenship and identity are foundations for the Social Studies Kindergarten to Grade 12 program of studies.

The program reflects multiple perspectives including, for historical and constitutional reasons, Aboriginal and Francophone that contribute to Canada’s evolving realities.

For the Kindergarten through Grade 9 programs, each grade is organized around a theme or a big idea that is reflected in the grade title. For the senior high school programs, each course is organized around a key issue.

Kindergarten–9 Organization

Senior High School Organization

Last updated: March 15, 2009 | (Revision History)
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