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Social Studies 11

September-December, 2015
Ms. Melnik

Course Outline
Welcome to Social Studies 11! This course is designed to teach you about Canada in the 20th
century so you can understand and make connections between the history and current events.
This course will also teach you about the structure of the Canadian government, as well as
important information about human geography.
In Social Studies 11, you will:
Practice your research, writing and presentation skills through a variety of projects and
assignments that will develop your critical thinking skills
Understand the functioning of the Canadian government and how the citizens are
involved in the process of government
Learn about Canadas involvement in international affairs throughout the 20th century,
including WWI and WWII
Examine Canadas internal conflicts, development and evolution throughout the 20th
century
Learn about factors of human geography
Course Content
The course may be adjusted depending on time restraints. This is a plan for the order of units,
but we may choose to spend more time on certain topics.
Unit 1 (Weeks 1-2) Canadian Government and Law
Identifying the characteristics of different types of government systems (including
democracy, totalitarianism, etc.)
Understanding the government system in Canada and how Canadians can effect
change in different levels of government
Explaining how the provincial and federal governments in Canada are created
Understand the Canadian constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and
explain how they impact Canadian society
Take place in mock-parliament to simulate what happens in the government
Unit 2 (Week 3-4) Human Geography
Understanding the significance of changes in population by looking at population
pyramids, distribution, density and demographic transition models
Comparing Canadas standard of living with other countries through interactive, critical
thinking activities
Evaluating environmental changes in Canada and their effect on society
Unit 3 History Canadian history will be the rest of the course- this unit is broken down
by events each week
Week 5 World War I
Examining Canadas involvement in WWI and learning about the most important battles
that Canadians partook in

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Understanding the situation on the Canadian home front and the contributions of women
to the war effort
Week 6 Canada in the 1920s
Learning and discussing events that gave Canada more autonomy from Great Britain
Understanding the progress of womens suffrage and the womans right to vote, as well
as changing attitudes towards minorities
Examining Canadian inventions and changes in society in the 1920s
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Reviewing the content learned in week 1-6
Midterm exam in a multiple choice and essay question format (practice for the provincial
exam)
Week 8 Canada in the 1930s
Learning and analyzing the causes of the Great Depression and the changing
relationship with the United States as a result
Examining the changing Canadian politics as a result of the Great Depression
Week 9 World War I
Examining Canadas involvement in WWII and learning about the most important battles
that Canadians partook in
Understanding the situation on the Canadian home front and the contributions of women
to the war effort
Weeks 10-11 Post War and the 1950s
Learning Canadas involvement with the United Nations and peacekeeping, as well as
the Korean War
Understanding Canadas changing economy after the war , and its effect on politics
Analyzing Canadas involvement in the Cold War
Week 12 Canada in the 1960s and 1970s
Examining social changes in Canada, including immigration policies and attitudes
towards Aboriginal people
Evaluating events in connection to Quebec nationalism
Learning about the economic and foreign policies of the time
Week 13 Canada 1980 and beyond
Examining Canadas relationship with the United States
Learning, analyzing and evaluating attitudes and actions towards international events
Assessment and Evaluation

Assignments (essays) and projects (both in groups and individual)


Quizzes and tests
Journal and question responses
Homework checks (checked for completion /5)

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Supplies

Counterpoints: Exploring Canadian Issues Second edition, by Michael Cranny and


Garvin Moles

Three ring binder with dividers labeled:


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Canadian Government

Human Geography

History

Writing skills

Lined paper

Highlighters

Black/blue pen

Pencils

Erasers

Throughout the term, I will provide feedback to each student to let you know where you stand in
the class. If you have any questions or concerns, or need to speak to me privately, please do
not hesitate to let me know.

I accept the responsibilities and understand the expectations required to achieve


success in this Social Studies 11 course.

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Social Studies 11
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Ms. Melnik
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