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Themes:
Constitutional History
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Aboriginals: Treaties & Relations
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Pionniers et Immigrants
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Ruling Wisely? British Rule after the Conquest

Western Canadian Protocol for Cooperation in Basic Education
Curriculum Outcomes

Grade 7 Social Studies
Grade 8 Social Studies
Grade 9 Social Studies


Outcomes (Grade 7)
Canada, a Country of the North

Knowledge and Understanding
Culture and Community
Students will…
7-K-CC-010
give examples of the influence of Aboriginal, French, British, and other ethnic groups on culture and identity in Canada

Skills and Processes
Creative and Critical Thinking
Students will…
7-S-013
establish a purpose and a plan for inquiry
7-S-015
compare different perspectives on a topic
7-S-016
identify prejudice, racism, stereotyping, or other forms of bias in information sources
7-S-018
consider the validity of information based on given criteria, e.g., context, authentic voice, source, objectivity, evidence, reliability
7-S-019
interpret information and ideas expressed in art, music, dance, drama, historical fiction, primary sources, or other media
7-S-020
consider the context of events, accounts, ideas, and interpretations
7-S-021
analyze causes and contributing factors of historical events
7-S-022
draw conclusions and make decisions based upon research and evidence
7-S-023
evaluate personal assumptions based on new information and ideas

Managing Ideas and Information
Students will…
7-S-024
access and select information using a variety of oral, visual, material, print, or electronic sources and tools, including atlases
7-S-025
seek information sources that reflect diverse points of view
7-S-026
distinguish primary and secondary information sources


Outcomes (Grade 8)
Exploring Worldviews of the Past

Knowledge and Understanding
Time, Continuity, and Change
Students will…
8-K-T-021
demonstrate understanding that accounts and perspectives of historical events may differ
8-K-T-026
demonstrate understanding of the significance of key historical events in societies studied

Skills and Processes
Creative and Critical Thinking
Students will…
8-S-013
establish a purpose and a plan for inquiry
8-S-014
compare differing perspectives on a topic
8-S-015
identify prejudice, racism, stereotyping, or other forms of bias in information sources
8-S-017
interpret information and ideas expressed in art, music, dance, drama, historical fiction, primary sources, or other media
8-S-018
consider the validity of information based on given criteria, e.g., context, authentic voice, source, objectivity, evidence, reliability
8-S-019
analyze the historical context of events
8-S-020
analyze connections between contemporary and historical events
8-S-021
analyze causes and contributing factors of historical events
8-S-022
draw conclusions and make decisions based upon research and evidence
8-S-023
evaluate personal assumptions based on new information and ideas

Managing Ideas and Information
Students will…
8-S-024
access and select information using a variety of oral, visual, material, print, or electronic sources and tools, including atlases
8-S-025
seek information sources that reflect diverse points of view
8-S-026
select a variety of information sources for historical inquiry, e.g., documents, works of art, songs, artifacts, narratives, legends and myths, biographies, historical fiction
8-S-027
compare primary and secondary sources of information


Outcomes (Grade 9)
Canada: Opportunities and Challenges

Knowledge and Understanding
Time, Continuity, and Change
Students will…
9-K-T-031
identify historical factors and significant events that have influenced the debate surrounding Canadian culture and identity

Skills and Processes
Creative and Critical Thinking
Students will…
9-S-013
establish a purpose and a plan for inquiry
9-S-014
analyze prejudice, racism, stereotyping, or other forms of bias in information sources
9-S-015
evaluate information to determine reliability, validity, authenticity, and perspective
9-S-016
assess contradictory information and evidence
9-S-017
analyze connections between contemporary and historical events
9-S-018
analyze causes and contributing factors of historical events
9-S-019
consider the historical context and circumstances of past events
9-S-022
draw conclusions and make decisions based upon research and evidence
9-S-023
evaluate personal assumptions based on new information and ideas

Managing Ideas and Information
Students will…
9-S-024
access and select information using a variety of oral, visual, material, print, or electronic sources and tools, including atlases
9-S-025
seek information sources that reflect diverse points of view, e.g., editorials, narratives, political cartoons, satire

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