Explorations in Social Studies 11

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following: 

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Assess the credibility and justifiability of evidence, data, and interpretations (evidence)
  • Assess the short- and long-term causes and expected and unexpected consequences of people’s actions, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments (cause and consequence)
  • Infer and explain different perspectives on people, places, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about people, places, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments and determine appropriate ways to respond (ethical judgement) 

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Students are expected to know at least three of the following:

  • social, cultural, or technological innovations and developments in the 20th century (adapted from 20th Century World History 12)
  • colonialism and contemporary issues for indigenous people in Canada and around the world (adapted from Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12)
  • current issues in local, regional, national, or global politics as represented in mass media (adapted from Political Studies 12)

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