Social Studies

SOCIAL STUDIES 10

SOCIAL STUDIES 10-1

Summary of Course Content and Activities

The focus of Social Studies 10-1 is on globalization. We study the development of globalization and its historical impact on indigenous people groups, as well as current issues of sustainability. We also look at how globalization affects identity and citizenship and use this information to give students the power to choose what they will allow to form their identities.

Students complete a variety of activities and assignments including videos, multiple choice tests, written responses, unit projects, participating in forums and exploring current events.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

The purpose of Social Studies 10-1 is to expand students' thinking about what affects them by studying local to national to international issues. By investigating these issues, and developing biblical positions on global issues, students will be able to better evaluate events and issues locally and around the world and be a positive influence in the world.

Prerequisites

Social Studies 9, with a final grade of 60% or higher

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Perspectives on Globalization

Purchased by Students

  • Internet access, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2013 or newer,
  • Bible
  • dictionary, thesaurus
  • atlas

(Bible, dictionary, thesaurus and atlas can be found for free on-line)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

6-8 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

There are 18 lessons, corresponding to 18 weeks in a semester. Assessment in Social Studies 10-1 includes both formative and summative assessment. Formative assessments include learning activities such as a learning log, forum discussions, chapter worksheets, exit slips and other learning activities. Summative assessments are worth most of the course mark and include unit projects, multiple choice unit tests and some forums or weekly assignments/projects.

SOCIAL STUDIES 10-2

Summary of Course Content and Activities

The purpose of Social Studies 10-2 is to expand students' thinking about what affects them by studying local to national to international issues. By investigating these issues, and developing biblical positions on global issues, students will be able to better evaluate events and issues locally and around the world and be a positive influence in the world.

Prerequisites

Social Studies 9

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Living in a Globalizing World

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

6-8 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

There are 18 lessons which correspond to 18 weeks in each semester. Students complete weekly assignments, Unit projects and Unit tests.

SOCIAL STUDIES 20

SOCIAL STUDIES 20-1

Summary of Course Content and Activities

The focus of Social Studies 20-1 is nationalism. We start by exploring understandings of nationalism and the extent to which nation affects identity. We then investigate and evaluate the pursuit of national interest and the pursuit of internationalism. We finish the course with exploring Canadian identity and how it has evolved, as well as discussing the Canada we want to see and what our roles might be in promoting those visions of Canada.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

The exploration of nation has largely been a study of the relationship of individuals and citizens with the state, yet the understanding of nation has broadened to encompass ethic, linguistic and other understandings of nation. By studying contemporary understandings of nation and the complexities of relationships between individuals and their nation(s) and the relationships between nations students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of complex issues in today's world and develop personal responses to those issues.

Prerequisites

Social Studies 10-1 with a mark of 60% or higher.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Exploring Nationalism

Purchased by Students

  • Internet access
  • Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2003 or newer
  • Bible
  • dictionary, thesaurus
  • atlas

(Bible, dictionary, thesaurus and atlas can be found for free on-line)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

6-8 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Social Studies 20-1 consists of 18 lessons that correspond to 18 weeks in a semester. Assessment is based on weekly assignments, unit tests and unit projects.

SOCIAL STUDIES 20-2

Summary of Course Content and Activities

The focus of Social Studies 20-2 is nationalism. We start by learning understandings of nationalism and discussing the extent to which nation affects identity. We then investigate the pursuit of national interest and the pursuit of internationalism. We finish the course with exploring Canadian identity and how it has evolved, as well as discussing the Canada we want to see and what our roles might be in promoting those visions of Canada.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

The exploration of nation has largely been a study of the relationship of individuals and citizens with the state, yet the understanding of nation has broadened to encompass ethic, linguistic and other understandings of nation. By studying contemporary understandings of nation and the complexities of relationships between individuals and their nation(s) and the relationships between nations students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of complex issues in today's world and develop personal responses to those issues.

Prerequisites

Social studies 10-1 or Social studies 10-2 with a mark of 50% or higher

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Understanding Nationalism

Purchased by Students

  • Internet access
  • Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2003 or newer
  • Bible
  • dictionary, thesaurus
  • atlas

(Bible, dictionary, thesaurus and atlas can be found for free on-line)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

6-8 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Social Studies 20-2 consists of 18 lessons that correspond to 18 weeks in a semester. Assessment is based on weekly assignments, unit tests and unit projects.

SOCIAL STUDIES 3

SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1

Summary of Course Content and Activities

In Social Studies 30-1, we explore a variety of ideologies. We begin with introducing individualism and collectivism as these are the basis of many ideologies. We then investigate the development of liberalism from classical liberalism to modern liberalism and its influence in today's societies. We also explore various ideologies that developed in response to liberalism as we evaluate the extent to which liberalism is a viable or desireable ideology for today's world. Throughout this course, we compare various ideologies and ways of thinking with biblical ideology in order to ground students with a firm foundation in truth about how our world works. Preparation for the diploma exams is developed throughout the entire course, with many opportunities to practice both Written Response and multiple choice questions.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Because the principles of liberalism have played a significant role in the development of modern democratic societies, understanding the development of liberalism as well as challenges that have arisen in response to liberalism will give students a greater understanding of why our governments and societies are the way they are. By exploring the strengths and weaknesses of liberalism as well as the extent to which liberal principles are consistent with biblical values, students will gain the thinking skills to become active, informed and responsible citizens.

Prerequisites

Social Studies 20-1 with a mark of 60% or higher

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Perspectives on Ideology

Purchased by Students

  • Internet access,

  • Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2003 or newer,

  • Bible,

  • dictionary, thesaurus,

  • atlas

(Bible, dictionary, thesaurus and atlas can be found for free on-line)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

6-8 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

There are 18 lessons, corresponding to 18 weeks in a semester. Assessment in Social Studies 30-1 includes both formative and summative assessment. Formative assessments include learning activities such as a learning log, forum discussions, chapter worksheets, exit slips and other learning activities. Summative assessments are worth most of the course mark and include bigger projects, multiple choice unit tests, written response assignments and some forums or weekly assignments/projects.

SOCIAL STUDIES 30-2

Summary of Course Content and Activities

In Social Studies 30-2, we explore various ideologies in relation to the principles of liberalism. We begin with introducing individualism and collectivism as these are the basis of many ideologies. We then investigate the development of liberalism from classical liberalism to modern liberalism and its influence in today's societies. We also explore various ideologies that developed in response to liberalism as we evaluate the extent to which liberalism is a viable or desireable ideology for today's world. Throughout this course, we compare various ideologies and ways of thinking with biblical ideology in order to ground students with a firm foundation in truth about how our world works. Preparation for the diploma exams is developed throughout the entire course, with practice exam questions in the last lessons.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Because the principles of liberalism have played a significant role in the development of modern democratic societies, understanding the development of liberalism as well as challenges that have arisen in response to liberalism will give students a greater understanding of why our governments and societies are the way they are. By exploring the strengths and weaknesses of liberalism as well as the extent to which liberal principles are consistent with biblical values, students will gain the thinking skills to become active, informed and responsible citizens.

Prerequisites

Social Studies 20-1 or Social Studies 20-2 with a mark of 50% or higher.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Understandings of Ideologies

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

6-8 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Social Studies 30-2 consists of 18 lessons that correspond to 18 weeks in a semester. Diploma practice is woven throughout the course. Students complete weekly assignments as well as some projects and unit tests.