Social Studies

Our social studies program combines both history and geography together so students can use critical thinking to connect Canada's history with current issues in the world today. 

Current unit of study: Unit 1: Creating Canada/Global Settlement and Inequalities

Learning Goals:

  • assess the impact of some key social, economic, and political factors, including social, economic, and/or political inequalities, on various groups and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, and on the creation and expansion of the Dominion of Canada, between 1850 and 1890
  • use the historical inquiry process to investigate perspectives of different groups and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit communities, on some significant events, developments, and/or issues that affected Canada and/or people in Canada between 1850 and 1890
  • describe various significant people, events, and developments in Canada between 1850 and 1890, including the Indian Act, treaties between Indigenous nations and the Crown, and the residential school system, and explain their impact
  • analyse some significant interrelationships between Earth’s physical features and processes and human settlement patterns, and some ways in which the physical environment and issues of sustainability may affect settlement in the future
  • use the geographic inquiry process to investigate issues related to the interrelationship between human settlement and sustainability from a geographic perspective 
  • demonstrate an understanding of significant patterns and trends related to human settlement and of ways in which human settlement affects the environment


Canadian History - Mrs. Urac's Class