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British Columbia and Yukon Territory Curriculum Objectives

Grade 9 Social Studies
Grade 10 Social Studies
Grade 11 Social Studies
Grade 12 BC First Nations Studies
Grade 12 Geography


Learning Outcomes (Grade 9)
Social Studies

ECONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY: EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA FROM 1500-1815
It is expected that students will:

  • analyse reasons for the initial exploration and settlement of North America

  • assess the impact of the fur trade on exploration and settlement

  • identify factors that influenced growth and development of industry


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

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

ECONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY: CANADA FROM 1815 TO 1914

  • construct, interpret, and use graphs, tables, grids, scales, legends, contours, and various types of maps

  • identify and describe the physiographic regions of Canada and processes that formed these regions

  • analyse how geography influenced the economic, historical, and cultural development of western Canada

  • identify key local and provincial resource-development issues from 1815 to the present, considering the concepts of stewardship and sustainability

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

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

  • 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

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
It is expected that students will:

  • apply the following themes of geography to relevant issues:

    • location (a position on the earth's surface)

    • place (the physical and human characteristics that make a location unique)

    • movement (the varied patterns in the movement of life forms, ideas, and materials)

    • regions (basic units of study that define an area with certain human and physical characteristics)

    • human and physical interaction (the way humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the environment)


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 II
It is expected that students will:

  • analyse land issues with reference to key events in First Nations resistance to land encroachment, locally, provincially, and nationally

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


Learning Outcomes (Grade 12) [anchor: gr12geo]
Geography

THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHY (THEMES)
It is expected that students will:

  • apply the following geography themes to relevant issues: o:

    • location (position on the earth¹s surface)

    • place (the physical and human characteristics that make a location unique)

    • movement (the varied patterns in the movement of life forms, ideas, and materials)

    • regions (basic units of study that define an area with certain human and physical characteristics)

    • human and physical interaction (the way humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the environment)


THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHY (SYSTEMS)
It is expected that students will:

  • identify the social, economic, cultural, and political components of human systems

  • explain how physical and human systems interact within an ecosystem

THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHY (SYSTEMS)
It is expected that students will:

  • interpret classroom and field data by applying concepts of scale, area, distance, gradient, direction, grid references, topographic profiles, contour lines, and map symbols

  • demonstrate an ability to access, interpret, and present geographic information using topographic maps, aerial and satellite images, photographs, charts, diagrams, graphs, and tables

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