Social Sciences & Humanities

@Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School

Welcome to the social science & humanities department at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School. Current students, prospective students and family members can benefit from seeing what our multidisciplinary programming can offer students.

Feel free to look for more specific information and course options by reviewing the tabs found below.

What are the social sciences and humanities all about?

The curriculum is multifaceted in subject matter that integrates the learning of parenting, food and nutrition, human growth and development, equity, relationships, fashion, well-being, family dynamics and literacy into all subject areas.

Our courses offer hands on practical experiences and challenge students to apply these skills to their own personal growth and success after graduation. Students will explore various topics and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in diverse ways.

Culturally responsive curriculum connections and lessons creates an inclusive learning environment for all of our students.

Mental health and well-being is embedded in all of our courses that contribute to positive relationships and the development of healthy coping mechanisms.

It provides opportunities for students to develop transferable skills that will support them in making decisions in their future as contributing members of society.

Our goal is to provide a learning environment for all students to thrive and demonstrate their learning.

(Ministry of Education, 2013)

Why Take Social Science Courses?

This is a discipline that will provide our future generation with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a diverse world. This subject area allows so many individuals to incorporate daily life skills that are consistently dynamic, effective, and relate to everyday challenges that require individuals to use these skills to adapt in an environment of constant change.

Students need to be able to communicate effectively, show an ability to work in team settings in a technology enhanced environment, and demonstrate their creative abilities, all while exhibiting resilience and a solid work ethic. Social Science courses provide student with the opportunity to develop transferable skills they can apply to their own lives.

Transferable Skills

These skills give students the ability to use them in the workplace, in post-secondary pathways, and their personal lives in building and managing relationships.

  • Critical Thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication

  • Decision Making

  • Team Work/ Collaboration

  • Adaptability

Ministry of Education, 2009

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