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British Columbia and Yukon Territory Curriculum Objectives

Grade 10 Social Studies
Grade 11 Social Studies


Learning Outcomes (Grade 10)
Social Studies

APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL STUDIES
It is expected that students will:

  • identify and clarify a problem, an issue, or an inquiry

  • plan and conduct library and community research using primary and secondary print and non-print sources, including electronic sources

  • generate and critique different interpretations of primary and secondary sources

  • assess and defend a variety of positions on controversial issues

POLITICS AND LAW: CANADA FROM 1815 TO 1914 (I)
It is expected that students will:

  • It is expected that students will: identify contributions to the evolution of responsible government and federalism

  • analyse political, economic, social, and geographical factors that led to Confederation

  • analyse the impact of the 1837-38 Rebellions, the Red River Rebellion, and the Northwest Rebellion on the development of Canada


Learning Outcomes (Grade 11)
Social Studies

SKILLS AND PROCESSES I
It is expected that students will:

  • identify and use approaches from the social sciences and humanities to examine Canada and the world

  • demonstrate the ability to think critically, including the ability to:

    • define an issue or problem

    • develop hypotheses and supporting arguments

  • gather relevant information from appropriate sources

  • assess the reliability, currency, and objectivity of evidence

  • develop and express appropriate responses to issues or problems

  • reassess their responses to issues on the basis of new information

SKILLS AND PROCESSES II
It is expected that students will:

  • demonstrate appropriate research skills, including the ability to:

    • develop pertinent questions about a topic, an issue, or a situation

    • collect original data

    • use a range of research tools and resources

    • compile and document task-specific information from a wide variety of print and electronic sources

    • present and interpret data in graphic form

    • evaluate and interpret data for accuracy, reliability, bias, and point of view

    • understand the nature of and appropriate uses for primary and secondary sources

POLITICAL ISSUES I
It is expected that students will:

  • describe Canada's evolution as an independent nation

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