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History, geography, ecology

The Vision of
Social Studies
Philosophy, political science

Law, economics

FRONT MATTER ANALYSIS PART I

DEFINITION PURPOSES OF SOCIAL STUDIES:


As the accumulation of the social DEVELOPMENT OF KEY VALUES & ATTITUDES
sciences, Social Studies is the study of
Students will . . . 
individual identity in consideration of
Value diversity and demonstrate social compassion
the larger context of the global world.
Appreciate and respect a variety of perspectives
It stresses both critical and creative
including Aboriginal and Francophone views 
thinking from a variety of perspectives,
Value lifelong learning and opportunities
addressing authentic, issues-based
problems, and the ability to engage in DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING
discourse reflecting potential decision
Students will . . . 
making in the future.
Understand their rights and responsibilities
KSA'S Understand historic and contemporary issues from

Dimensions of Thinking multiple perspectives


Understand contemporary challenges and contributions
Social Participation as a
of Aboriginal peoples 
Democratic Process
Research for Deliberative DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS AND PROCESSES

Inquiry Students will . . . 


Communication Engage in active inquiry and critical thinking
Participate in conflict resolution with an awareness of
ethical consequences
DISCIPLINARY
Apply metacognition
APPROACHES
The emphasis on pluralism and students' DEVELOPMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IDENTITY
ability to acknowledge and respect others'
Our aim is for students to use the above skills and
opinions leads to the opening for a student-
knowledge to continually develop their sense of identity
centered pedagogy. This would include
and understand its relationship with citizenship.
discussion, social action on issues important
to students, and inquiry-based projects such ASSUMPTIONS
as 20% time. In addition, when considering The ideals in the Student identity will
the importance of conflict resolution and Program of Studies are coincide with core concept
metacognition, opportunities for a social universal. of identity in the P of S.
reconstruction pedagogy also arise. This The issues-based
The complexity of issues can
might include scaffolding students to approach can empower
be explored thoroughly in 
understand important issues and guide them students to create
the time given.
to offering solutions. solutions.

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