Social Studies Core Programs I Academic Programs
 

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Social Studies Teachers

Mr. Pasquotti

Mrs. Kirkvold

Mr. Vercillo

Mr. Collier

Mr. Hogan
 

Course Outline

Social Studies 10-1: Perspectives on Globalization
5 Credits

Overview - Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origin of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on lands, cultures, economies, human rights and quality of life. Students will examine the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity to enhance skills for citizenship in a globalizing world. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities.

Rationale - Globalization the process by which the world's citizens are becoming increasingly connected and interdependent demands that students explore responsibilities associated with local and global citizenship and formulate individual responses to emergent issues related to globalization. Recognizing and appreciating the influence of globalization will lead students to develop individual and collective responses to emergent issues.Click on a link to view more information. The link will open as a PDF file in a new window.

Social Studies 10-2: Living in a Global World
5 credits

Overview - Students will explore historical aspects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. Students will explore the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and other locations, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world.

Rationale - By examining opportunities and challenges associated with globalization, the process by which the world is becoming increasingly connected and interdependent, students will develop awareness of the impacts of globalization. Recognizing and appreciating the influence of globalization will lead students to examine their roles as responsible and active citizens in a globalizing world.


Social Studies 20-1: Perspectives on Nationalism
5 Credits

Prerequisite Social Studies 10-1
Overview - Students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. They will study the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to develop understandings of nationalism and of how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada.

Rationale - While nationalism has historically examined the relationship of the citizen to the state, contemporary understandings of nationalism include evolving individual, collective, national and state realities. Exploring the complexities of nationalism will contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the interrelationships among nation, nationalism, internationalism, globalization, and citizenship and identity. Developing understandings of the various points of view associated with nationalism as well as an appreciation for the perspectives of others will encourage students to develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.

Social Studies 20-2: Understandings of Nationalism
5 Credits

Prerequisite – Social Studies 10-2
Overview - Students will examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world. They will explore the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts on nationalism on the individuals and communities in Canada and other locations. Examples of nationalism, ultranationalism, supranationalism and internationalism will be examined from multiple perspectives. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.

Rationale - As perspectives on personal identity continue to evolve so do understandings of nationalism and what it means to be a member of a collective, community, state and nation. This evolution is significant in the Canadian context as nationalism contributes to an appreciation and awareness of the interrelationships among nationalism, internationalism, citizenship and identity.


Social Studies 30-1: Perspectives on Ideology
5 Credits

Prerequisite – Social Studies 20-1 or Social Studies 30-2
Overview - Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.

Rationale - The principles of liberalism have played a significant role in the development of modern democratic societies. Developing a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of modern liberal thought and the tenets of competing ideologies is important in the development of active, informed and responsible citizens. This understanding will enable students to effectively investigate, analyze and evaluate government policies and actions and develop individual and collective responses to contemporary local, national and global issues.

Social Studies 30-2: Understandings of Ideologies
5 credits

Prerequisite – Social Studies 20-2
Overview - Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.

Rationale - Democratic and capitalist societies are founded upon the key values of individualism and liberalism. Active and responsible citizenship requires citizens to have knowledge and skills to examine, analyze and evaluate a variety of political and economic systems. An awareness of the evolution of ideologies is key to comprehending and responding to local, national and global issues.

 

 
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