Course Outline For: Social Studies 9
Teacher: Mr. Chan
Text: Crossroads (in class)
Social Studies 9 aims to help students understand the foundations upon which Canada was created. There are two major themes in Social Studies 9: understanding the ideological movements that led to the democracy Canada uses today, and the political changes in North America that resulted in the identity of Canada today. Students will investigate these themes by:
- identifying and clarifying problems or issues
- selecting and summarizing information from primary and secondary print and non-print sources, including electronic sources
- assessing the reliability, currency, and objectivity of different interpretations of primary and secondary sources
- defending a position on a controversial issue after considering a variety of perspectives
- planning, revising, and delivering formal oral and written presentations
- co-operatively planning, implementing, and assessing a course of action that addresses a problem, issue, or inquiry initially identified
EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA FROM 1500 TO 1815
The Western World and the Revival of Democracy:
- Daily life
- English Civil War
- American Revolution
- French Revolution
- Industrial Revolution
Geography of North America:
- Construct and interpret various maps
- Regions of North America
Exploration and European Settlement of North America:
- Aboriginal societies
- Fur Trade
- Life in New France
Conflicts in North America:
- Early government and law
- King William’s War
- Queen Anne’s War
- Seven Years War
- War of 1812
How to approach Mr Chan’s class:
- Always think reciprocity.
- Class time is for Social Studies, not socializing.
- You are not here to compete against others.
- In the end, you are responsible for your own learning.
To help guide your learning so that you will understand the beginnings of Canadian society and to understand the world today so that you can make intelligent decisions that affect your world in positive ways.
To attend classes, complete all assignments with your best efforts, and participate constructively in class.
Things to remember:
- If you miss class, YOU are expected to make up the work, I will not hunt you down or remember specific days you were away.
- Please do not eat in class
- Please keep cell phones and mp3 players out of sight.
- Please let others finish talking.
DETERMINATION OF GRADES
86 – 100 = A
59 – 50 = C-
Homework / Participation 15%
Projects/ Tests 85%