(Graduation Exam Required for Students in 2004 Graduation Program—exam worth 20% of final grade) This course addresses the new Social Studies 11 IRP (published in September 2005) and prepares students for the new provincial exam. Module 1 explores the structure of Canadian government, the political spectrum, and electoral systems. Modules 2 and 3 focus on Canada’s role in 20th century history, including the two World Wars, United Nations’ peacekeeping efforts, and international affairs. Module 4 addresses population, standards of living, environmental challenges, and Canada’s response to global issues such as global warming and ozone layer depletion. The course also includes an exam preparation package, with sample essay questions and study tips.
Counterpoints: Exploring Canadian Issues
Our Century CD
Social Studies 11 Exam Preparation Package
Module 1: Politics and Government
Section 1: Political Ideologies; Political Parties
Section 2: The Branches of Government; Choosing the Government; The Electoral System; Minority vs. Majority Governments
Section 3: The Passage of Legislation; You Can Make a Difference!
Section 4: The Constitution of Canada; The Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Rights in Conflict with Others; The Impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.
Module 2: History 1914–1945
Section 1: Canada Goes to War; Life on the Battlefront; Canada’s Military Contribution to World War I; Life on the Home Front; The Conscription Crisis; The End of World War I
Section 2: Post War Adjustments; Canada’s Growing Independence; The Roaring Twenties; Economic Growth and Crash
Section 3: The Depression Begins; Responding to the Depression; Political Change in Canada During the Depression; Political Change Abroad
Section 4: War Begins; Canada’s Role in World War II; The Tide Turns; The War at Home; The End of World War II; The Holocaust
Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.
Module 3: History 1945–2000
Section 1: The Beginning of the Cold War; The United Nations; Peacekeeping in the United Nations: Canada’s Role; Defending North America: Choices for Canada; Canada’s Involvement in Wars of the Cold War Era; The End of the Cold War: The New World Order
Section 2: Canada: A Changing Society; Is There a Canadian Culture?; The Changing Role of Women in Post- War Canada
Section 3: Regionalism in Canada; Quebec: From Nationalism to Separatism; Quebec: The Politics of Separation; Aboriginal Issues in the Post-War Era
Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.
Module 4: Human Geography
Section 1: Population Statistics; Population Trends: Growth and Stabilization; Responding to Population Challenges
Section 2: Standard of Living; Poverty; Women and Children: What Are We Doing to Help Them?; Responding to Poverty
Section 3: Global Warming; Ozone Depletion; Responding to Global Warming and Ozone Depletion; Water: The Most Valuable Resource
Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.
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