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Social Studies/History

Social Studies 9

Social Studies 9 allows students to explore the worldviews of past societies, to consider how those worldviews were shaped and expressed, and to connect those societies and worldviews to contemporary Canadian society. Students will explore concepts such as power and authority, resources and wealth, interactions and independence, and dynamic relationships as they learn about past societies that may include (among others) Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Medieval Europe.

History 10

European History 1

Traces the concepts of freedom, order, equality and hierarchy from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century.  Topics include political decision making, economic decision making, ideology and the decision making process, international economic relations, international political relations.

History 20

European History 2

History 20 is a comprehensive examination of the events of world history in the 20th century starting in 1914. Major concepts, which include human rights, nationalism, imperialism, military history, politics and government among others, will be incorporated into the units of study: World War I, the rise of totalitarianism in Europe, World War II, the Cold War, and global issues. Students will learn how to work with primary and secondary sources, along with developing skills including research and presentations.

History 30

Canadian Studies

Traces the concepts of social change throughout Canadian history, people-land relationships, cross-cultural relationships, the governance of Canadian society, and Canada’s relationship with the global community.  The goal is to understand the major issues facing Canadians at the end of the 20th century.  The course is organized around five central units: change, economic development, culture, governance, and globalization. 

Psychology 20 – offered in alternate years

  • discusses social issues and how they relate to our lives through the major psychological    theorists/theories of the 20th century (psychodynamism, behavioralism, constructivism, ecological model)
  • topics include social influence, interaction and construction of reality, phobias, self-esteem
  • prioritizes a biblical approach to social issues and esteem, as well as a critique of contemporary social values

Psychology 30 – offered in alternate years

  • approaches psychology from a developmental perspective
  • looks at both biological and social factors of human development from prenatal to late adulthood
  • explores physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of human development through an active, reflective, and experimental approach

Law 30

Law 30 is designed to help assist students to become active, informed, and productive citizens who know and understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Through the course, students develop an understanding of the concept of rule of law, and learn that the law reflects, and is shaped by, society’s values and attitudes regarding social and human relationships. Topics addressed include foundations of Canada’s legal system, criminal and civil law, family law, employment and labour law, contract and consumer law, environmental law, and international law.