Comparative Cultures 12
Comparative Cultures 12 examines the development of civilizations throughout time and across diverse landscapes. We begin with human evolution and examine how prehistoric humans transitioned from nomadic, hunter-gatherer groups to settled, agricultural societies that eventually developed into the world's first civilizations. We cover the following units in this course:
As we complete each of these units, we will explore the following big ideas:
Throughout the year students will also continue to develop their abilities within the 3 Social Studies Skill Sets.
Marks in CC12 are cumulative, which means your grade will carry through from September to June, constantly being updated as new activities are completed. The grade on your report card each term is a "snapshot" of your level of understanding so far, but these grades will not be averaged to determine your final mark. Your final mark in CC12 will be based on what you have been able to achieve by June.
To help us focus on learning and self-improvement in this course, I will not be using traditional percentages or letter grades. Instead, I will use standards-based grading to provide clear feedback to you on what you do well and where you can improve. SBG allows us to properly engage in the learning process because it encourages a growth mindset, early struggles aren't punished and improvement is rewarded.
You will receive a percentage and letter grade on your report cards.