Yellowknife Catholic Schools
Ecole St. Patrick School

Social Studies

Career and Program Plan - This course is worth one credit and is needed to receive a NWT High School Diploma. In this course, students begin to examine what career paths might be most suitable for them.

Humanities 9 - The Humanities course teaches the content, goals and objectives of the NWT Language Arts and Social Studies curricula at the Grade 9 level. In Social Studies, Grade 9 students will analyze the relationship between Canada’s political and legislative processes and their impact on issues pertaining to governance, rights, citizenship and identity. In English, Grade 9 students will listen, speak, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.

Humanities 9 Foundations - The Humanities Foundations course teaches in the areas of English and Social Studies while working to build student skills necessary for high school. This course will allow students to pursue a High School Leaving Certificate as opposed to a High School Diploma, and leads to SOC 10-4, 20-4 and 30-4.

Northern Studies 10 - Northern Studies 10 is a 3-credit course designed to give high school students in the Northwest Territories knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the historical, cultural and social foundation of their Northern society. This course also helps students appreciate the importance and uniqueness of the Northwest Territories as a distinct Northern region in Canada and in the world, and to promote informed, respectful and engaged citizenship in a rapidly changing world.

Social Studies 10.1 - Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on lands, cultures, economies, human rights and quality of life. Students will examine the relationship among globalization, citizenship and identity to enhance skills for citizenship in a globalizing world. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities.

Social Studies 10.2 - Students will explore historical aspects of globalization as well as the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Students will explore the relationship among globalization, citizenship and identity. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and other locations, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world

Social Studies 20.1 - Students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts.~They will study the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada.

Social Studies 20.2 - Students will examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world. They will explore the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts of nationalism on individuals and communities in Canada and other locations. Examples of nationalism, ultranationalism, supranationalism and internationalism will be examined from multiple perspectives. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.

Social Studies 30.1 - Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.

Social Studies 30.2 - Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.

If you have any further questions about the Social Studies department, please contact Loralea Wark who is the Head of our Social Studies Department.