Social Studies 10

Social Studies 10 examines the political creation of the Dominion of Canada, a nation from “sea to sea” from about 1663 through to Confederation in 1867. It also examines Canada’s economic development up to the present. Specific learning outcomes will include an analysis of the conflicts between the French and British, the European immigrants and the Aboriginal peoples in North America, and between the British and the Americans. Issues of discrimination and racism will be explored and closely examined. Answers to questions like why Canada has two official languages and why Canada’s head of state is a king or queen, and why Canada is so much like the United States but remains a separate nation will be found in the conflicts that took place two hundred years ago and more. Geographic skills and knowledge will be reinforced and expanded, and an awareness and appreciation of current event issues will be encouraged.