- Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
- Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
- Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
- Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
- Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
- Recognize causes and consequences of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
- Explain why people’s beliefs, values, worldviews, experiences, and roles give them different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events (perspective)
- Make value judgments about events, decisions, or actions, and suggest lessons that can be learned (ethical judgment)
Students are expected to know the following:
- diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada and around the world, including at least one Canadian First Peoples community and culture
- how people’s needs and wants are met in communities
- relationships between people and the environment in different communities
- diverse features of the environment in other parts of Canada and the world
- rights and responsibilities of individuals regionally and globally
- roles and responsibilities of regional governments