Social Studies Department
It is our desire that the students find in history a description of God's working with man. The study of societies and cultures also aids in understanding others with a view to sharing the gospel with them. The curriculum of the Social Science courses is distinctly Canadian, although other aspects of world affairs are also incorporated.
Social Studies 10
This course covers society and culture, politics and law, ecology and technology, and the environment in British North America and Canada from 1815 to 1914, with emphasis on political changes created by rebellions, the creation of Confederation, the development of the West and the impact of European immigration on native inhabitants and the environment. Students will be expected to learn research, organizational and writing/reporting skills.
Social Studies 11
This course covers the history of Canada in the 20th century and the development of Canada's political and legal systems. Particular Canadian and global geographic concerns such as pollution, world famine and urbanization are discussed. As well, important issues from the past and from current events are covered, such as separatism and social concerns.
Note: Social Studies 11 is offered (and required) in grade 12, in order to accommodate transfer students. Church History 12 is required in grade 11.