Welcome to Social Studies 11 Explorations
The primary goal of Social Studies education is to give students the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens who are able to think critically, understand and explain the perspectives of others, make judgments, and communicate ideas effectively.
Social Studies 11 Explorations is a inquiry based course in which students will study historical events in order to gain an understanding of the people, places, issues, and events that have shaped the world they live in. Students will be provided opportunities to learn about Canadian society, our democratic institutions, and the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens. Students will explore how they can have an impact on the decisions made in their society and advocate for causes important to them. Students will also understand the importance of being open to new ideas and civil to those with whom they disagree in creating a healthy and vibrant democracy.
This course will place an emphasis on acquiring and developing key disciplinary thinking skills built around six major historical and geographical thinking concepts: significance, evidence, continuity and change, cause and consequence, perspective, and ethical judgment.