Social Studies 10
Social Studies 10 focuses on Canada and its role in the world. Students will study government, geography, 20th century history and current events to help us understand the following big ideas:
Throughout the year students will also continue to develop their abilities within the Social Studies Curricular Competencies.
Course marks in SS10 are growth-oriented and holistic. Your final mark will be based on the best evidence of your understanding rather than an average of all your marks from the whole course.
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 assessment to provide clear feedback to you on what you do well and where you can improve. SBA 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.