Social Studies 10F Course Outline

2017-2018

Teacher: James Dykstra

Credits: 1.0

Welcome to Social Studies 10G. This course takes a look at many of the things that make up Canada, focusing mainly on events from the 20th and 21st centuries.These historical events will act as background information to help us understand contemporary issues.

So why does the average Christian student care, or, more accurately, why should he or she? Because Christians are supposed to get out in the world and have an impact. Whether you’re dealing with your church, other churches, politics, or evangelism, you can make better and stronger contacts if you understand the people you’re dealing with and what shaped them. Knowing where they came from helps you to understand what they are. Knowing what they are allows you to approach them in a way that makes sense to them - to be a “Jew to the Jew” - without compromising your message.

Topics

  1. How did we get here? Bridging the gap from Grade 8 Social Studies.
  2. Diversity and Pluralism
  3. Government
  4. Mapping
  5. Human Rights
  6. Canada Out in the Wider World

Evaluation

In class work                                                                              35%
Quizzes                                                                                     15%
Major Projects                                                                            30%
Final Project                                                                               20%

Total                                                                                          100%

Minor assignments handed in late will be penalized 5% per day. Major assignments will be penalized according to the school assignment policy.
 
There will be no final exam but a Final Project will be done in place of this.
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