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British Columbia and Yukon Territory Curriculum Objectives

Grade 10 Social Studies
Grade 11 Social Studies
Grade 12 BC First Nations Studies


Learning Outcomes (Grade 10)
Social Studies

SOCIETY AND CULTURE: CANADA FROM 1815 TO 1914
It is expected that students will:

  • assess the interaction between Aboriginal people and Europeans

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

  • evaluate the impact of western expansion and federal policies on Aboriginal people

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


Learning Outcomes (Grade 11)
Social Studies

POLITICAL ISSUES I
It is expected that students will:

  • demonstrate understanding of the history and present status of Aboriginal land claims and self-government in Canada

LEGAL ISSUES
It is expected that students will:

  • demonstrate awareness of the provisions of the Indian Act and its impact on the citizenship of Aboriginal Canadians

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

  • develop and express appropriate responses to issues or problems

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

Learning Outcomes (Grade 12)
BC First Nations Studies

LAND AND RELATIONSHIPS II
It is expected that students will:

  • analyse the exchange of ideas, practices, and materials between First Nations and other cultures, in historical and contemporary contexts, with reference to: governance, economics, environment, language

CONTACT, COLONIALISM, AND RESISTANCE I
It is expected that students will:

  • explain the intent of various government policies related to BC First Nations before and after Confederation

SKILLS AND PROCESSES
It is expected that students will:

  • 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

    • assess the role of values, ethics, and beliefs

    • recognize cause and effect relationships and the implications of events

  • demonstrate appropriate research and oral and written presentation skills, including the ability to:

access and interpret material from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including print sources, electronic sources, and First Nations oral traditions

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