Search
Filters
Close

An Overview of Social Studies Learning Outcomes 2014

Grade

AB Social

BC Social

ON Social

1

Citizenship: Belonging and Connecting

  1. My World:   Home, School, and Community
  2. Moving Forward with the Past: My Family, My History, and My Community

*simple picture maps

*co-operative participation in

*groups gathering and presenting

*information orally, visually, and written strategies for solving problems

*changes in their lives

*similarities and differences among families

*social structures

*ways people work together in groups

*symbols of Canada

*roles, responsibilities, and rights at home and at school

*purpose of classroom and school rules

*how basic needs are met types of work in the community

*purpose of money

*ways technology is used

*recognizing maps of Canada

*characteristics of environments

*how environment affects daily life

*ways to care for their environment

Relationships, Rules, and Responsibilities

• identify people with whom they have significant relationships, and rules and responsibilities associated with people, places, and events

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

the rules people follow in daily life

• how and why relationships, rules, and responsibilities may change over time, and in

different places

2

Communities in Canada

2.1 Canada’s Dynamic Communities

2.2 A Community in the Past

*simple maps with cardinal directions, symbols, and legends

*gathering information for presentation

*problem-solving in the class or school

*changes in the school and community

*ways individuals contribute to a community

*personal identity

*language and cultural characteristics of Canada

*roles, rights, and responsibilities within the class and school

*how decisions are made in groups

*work done in the school

*purpose of money

*how technology affects individuals and schools

*landforms and bodies of water in BC and Canada

*responsibility to the environment

*how environment affects human activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tradition and Celebrations

• Canada is a country of many cultures;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

similarities and differences among family traditions and celebrations;

• various cultures of individuals and groups contribute to the local community.

Grade

AB Social

BC Social

ON Social

3

Connecting with the World

3.1 Communities in the World

3.2 Global Citizenship

*critical thinking

*simple maps

*gathering information; citing sources appropriately;

*presentation skills

*chronological order responses to problems

*changes in communities over time

*importance of communities

*cultural similarities and differences

*characteristics of Canadian society

*rights and responsibilities and the well*being of the community

*roles and responsibilities of local governments

*how needs and wants are met in communities

*how technology affects individuals and communities past and present

*landforms and bodies of water in BC and Canada

*provinces and territories

*responsibility for the environment

*effect of environment on early settlement

Early Settlements in Upper Canada

• communities of early settlers and First Nation peoples in Upper Canada around 1800;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

interactions between new settlers and existing communities, including First Nation peoples,

and the impact of factors such as heritage, natural resources, and climate on the development

of early settler communities;

• compare aspects of life in early settler communities and present*day communities.

4

Alberta: The Land, Histories, and Stories

4.1 Alberta: A Sense of the Land

4.2 The Stories, Histories, and People of

Alberta

4.3 Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges

*critical thinking

*maps and timelines

*gathering information, presentation skills

*alternative perspectives

*strategies to address a problem or issue

*characteristics of Aboriginal cultures

*early European exploration of BC and Canada

*contact between Aboriginals and Europeans

*Aboriginal governance structures

*governance in early European settlements in Canada

*bartering, money

*Aboriginal technologies

*factors affecting exploration; technologies used exchange between *Aboriginal peoples and Europeans

*location of hemispheres, continents, oceans, Aboriginal groups

*Aboriginal relationship with the land

*place names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medieval Times

• features of daily life and social organization in medieval European societies from about 500 to 1500 C.E. (Common Era);

• use a variety of resources and tools to investigate the major events and influences of the era

and determine how they shaped medieval society;

• relate significant elements of medieval societies to comparable aspects of contemporary

Canadian communities.

Grade

AB Social

BC Social

ON Social

5

Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories

5.1 Physical Geography of Canada

5.2 Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in

Canada

5.3 Canada: Shaping an Identify

*critical thinking

*maps and timelines

*gathering and presenting information; primary and secondary sources

*defending a position

*plan of action to address a problem or issue

*key events and factors in the

*development of BC and Canada immigration

*significant individuals in BC and Canada

*Confederation

*levels and responsibilities of government

*First Nations governance

*Resources and economic development

*Transportation systems

*physical regions of Canada, location of natural resources

*sustainability

*environmental effects of settlement in early BC and Canada

Early Civilizations

• ways in which people in various early civilizations met their physical and social needs, including how they interacted with and used the natural

environment;

• early civilizations, including their significant innovations and technological advances;

• show how innovations made by various early civilizations have influenced the modern world.

6

Democracy: Action and Participation

6.1 Citizens Participating in Decision

Making

6.2 Historical Models of Democracy:

Ancient Athens and the Iroquois

Confederacy

*critical thinking

*graphs, tables, aerial photos, and various types of maps

*credibility of sources

*presentation skills

*plan of action to address a problem or issue

*Canadian identity and how individuals experience cultural

*influences

*comparing Canada with other countries

*artistic expression and culture

*federal government systems

*justice system

*equality and fairness; rights and responsibilities

*role of Canada in the world

*Canada’s economic relationships

*communications

*technologies in Canada

*technology in other countries

*relationship between cultures and their environments

*factors affecting settlement patterns and population

*distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Nations People

• describe characteristics of pre*contact First Nation cultures across Canada, including their

close relationships with the natural environment; the motivations and attitudes of the

European explorers; and the effects of contact on both the receiving and the incoming

groups;

• different historical points of view about the

positive and negative effects of early contact between First Nation peoples and European explorers;

• analyze examples of interaction between First Nation peoples and European explorers to

identify and report on the effects of cooperation and the reasons for disagreements between the two groups.

Grade

AB Social

BC Social

ON Social

7

Canada: Origins, Histories, and Movement

of People

7.1 Toward Confederation

7.2 Following Confederation: Canadian

Expansions

*critical thinking

*graphs, timelines, maps

*compiling information, range of sources

*presentation skills

*defending a position on an issue

*civilization in ancient cultures

*social roles in ancient cultures

*influences of ancient societies on present*day cultures

*rules, laws, and government in ancient civilizations

*effect of ancient laws and government on Canada

*technology and exchange in ancient societies

*ancient communications

*effect of environment on ancient civilizations

*effect of humans on the environment in ancient civilizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationships, Rules, and Responsibilities

• identify people with whom they have significant relationships, and rules and responsibilities associated with people, places, and events

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

the rules people follow in daily life

• how and why relationships, rules, and responsibilities may change over time, and in

different places

Grade

AB Social

BC Social

ON Social

8

Historical Worldviews Examined

8.1 From Isolation to Adaptation: Japan

8.2 Origins of a Western Worldview:

Renaissance Europe

8.3 Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish

and the Aztecs

* identify and clarify a problem, an issue, or an inquiry

* gather and organize a body of information from primary and secondary print and non-print sources, including electronic sources

* interpret and evaluate a variety of primary and secondary sources

* assess a variety of positions on controversial issues

* plan, revise, and deliver written and oral presentations

* cooperatively plan and implement a course of action that addresses the problem, issue, or inquiry initially identified

* identify factors that influence the development and decline of world civilizations

* compare daily life, family structures, and gender roles in a variety of civilizations

* describe a variety of diverse cultural traditions and world religions

* demonstrate awareness of artistic expression as a reflection of the culture in which it is produced

* identify periods of significant cultural achievement, including the Renaissance

* describe how societies preserve identity, transmit

culture, and adapt to change

* demonstrate understanding of the tension between individual rights and the responsibilities of citizens in a variety of civilizations

* assess the impact of contact, conflict, and conquest on civilizations

* describe various ways individuals and groups can influence legal systems and political structures

* explain the development and importance of government systems

* compare basic economic systems and different forms of exchange

* analyze the effect of commerce on trade routes, settlement patterns, and cultural exchanges

* compare the changing nature of labour in rural and urban environments

* describe the impact of technological innovation and science on political, social, and economic structures

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

* locate and describe major world landforms, bodies of water, and political boundaries on maps

* locate and describe current and historical events on maps

* describe how physical geography influenced patterns of settlement, trade, and exploration

* analyze how people interacted with and altered their environments, in terms of population

* settlement patterns

* resource use

* cultural development

Tradition and Celebrations

• Canada is a country of many cultures;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

similarities and differences among family traditions and celebrations;

• various cultures of individuals and groups contribute to the local community.

Grade

AB Social

BC Social

ON Social

9

Canada: Opportunities and Challenges

9.1 Issues for Canadians: Governance

and Rights

9.2 Issues for Canadians: Economic

Systems in Canada and the United States

* identify and clarify a problem, an issue, or an inquiry

* select and summarize information from primary and secondary print and non-print sources, including electronic sources

* assess the reliability, currency, and objectivity of different interpretations of primary and secondary sources

* defend a position on a controversial issue after considering a variety of perspectives

* plan, revise, and deliver formal oral and written presentations

* co-operatively plan, implement, and assess a course of action that addresses the problem, issue, or inquiry initially identified

* analyze the relationship between Aboriginal people and Europeans and explain the role of each in the development of Canada

* describe daily life in Aboriginal communities, New France, and British North America

* assess how identity is shaped by a variety of factors, including: family, gender, belief systems, ethnicity, nationality

*describe how different forms of artistic expression reflect the society in which they are produced

* analyze roots of present*day regional, cultural, and social issues within Canada

* define colonialism, imperialism, and nationalism

* analyze factors that contribute to revolution and conflict

* analyze the contributions of the English, French, and American revolutions in the development of democratic concepts

* investigate the roots of Canada’s political and legal systems, including the development of two legal systems from two cultures

* evaluate the changing nature of law and its relation to social conditions of the times

* assess how economic systems contributed to the development of early Canada

*analyze reasons for the initial exploration and settlement of North America

* analyze effects of colonialism on trade and conflict assess the impact of the fur trade on exploration and settlement

* identify factors that influenced growth and development of industry

* evaluate the effects of the Industrial Revolution on society and the changing nature of work

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

* describe and compare North America’s diverse geographical regions

* identify major exploration routes and historical events in the development of Canada

* demonstrate understanding of the ways in which Aboriginal people interact with their environment

* explain the role of Aboriginal people in the fur trade and in the exploration of North America

* assess the role of geographical factors in the development of trade and settlement in Canada and other colonies

Early Settlements in Upper Canada

• communities of early settlers and First Nation peoples in Upper Canada around 1800;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

interactions between new settlers and existing communities, including First Nation peoples,

and the impact of factors such as heritage, natural resources, and climate on the development

of early settler communities;

• compare aspects of life in early settler communities and present*day communities.