Social Studies


Grade 6 Social Studies explores the history of Canada since 1867. Students explore themes in Canadian history through project work and story.


This course explores people and places in the world and examines global quality of life. Social justice issues are explored through projects delving into the Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights. In addition, culture and ways of life in Europe and Africa are investigated through projects and presentations.


This course explores the social and political histories of ancient civilizations by focusing on their laws, behaviours and values. Topics covered include: early humans, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, and the Middle Ages.

10F Social Studies

This course explores diversity, democracy, and governance in Canada through an examination of immigration, media, politics, and current events. Students will engage in experiential learning with visits to the Legislative Assembly and the law courts.

20F Geography

This course focuses on a variety of issues and challenges in the contemporary world. Students develop skills related to geographical thinking while studying concepts related to ownership and development of natural resources, production and distribution of food, development of industry and trade, and increasing urbanization. A research essay will be assigned to develop research and writing skills.

30F History

Students study the history of Canada from pre-European contact to the present. Students practice and learn historical thinking skills like how to read primary sources, how to evaluate historical significance, and how to connect cause and consequence in order to tell a continuous story of our past. A major essay will be assigned to learn research and argument skills, and to delve more deeply into one topic.

40S Cinema As a Witness to Modern History

This course uses film as the medium to explore modern history, from 1900 to the present day. The course examines political and social histories of the world, delving into media literacy, bias and cinematography.