Social Studies

Social Studies 10

Course Info
Course Title: 
Social Studies 10 Paper
Grade Level: 
10
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Social Studies 10 focuses on the growth of Canada from colony to nationhood, with an emphasis on the years 1815 to 1914. Various themes are revisited throughout the course including immigration and the face of Canada’s cultural mosaic, the use of art as a reflection of history, the changing nature of democracy and the role of the First Nations in Canada’s development.  Themes from the past are linked to current issues and events whenever possible.

 

Social Studies 10 is divided into four modules and makes extensive use of the interactive multimedia CD, Prospects.  Occasionally, an atlas is required for this course.  Any atlas will do.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Grade 9 or equivalent with a good foundation in mathematics
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Horizons: Canada Moves West (Prentice Hall)

Prospects CD 

The Canadian Oxford School Atlas

 

In order to access the multimedia objects in the course, students must have Adobe Flash player version 7 or higher installed on their computer. Go to http://www.adobe.com then look under the menu: Downloads/Get Flash Player.

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Canada: The Place, the People

Section 1: Regions of Canada

Section 2: A Sense of History

Section 3: Cultural Diversity

Section 4: Flight or Fight: The Great Migration

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: A Nation Emerges

Section 1: Settling the East

Section 2: Representative vs. Responsible Government

Section 3: Rebellion!

Section 4: Reaching for Confederation

Section 5: The New Dominion

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: The Not So Wild West

Section 1: What was Happening in the West?

Section 2: The National Dream

Section 3: Resistance or Rebellion

Section 4: Build Your Nest in the West

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Closer to Home—A Look at British Columbia

Section 1: From Territory to Province

Section 2: The Changing Face of British Columbia

Section 3: Re$ource Rich BC!

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Social Studies 11 Paper

Course Info
Course Title: 
Social Studies 11 Paper
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
G Taylor
Course Description
Description: 

(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.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Social Studies 10
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Counterpoints: Exploring Canadian Issues 

Our Century CD 

Social Studies 11 Exam Preparation Package

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

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.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

History 12 Paper

Course Info
Course Title: 
History 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
M Savich
Course Description
Description: 

This revised course provides an introduction to the history of the twentieth century, beginning with the treaties that ended World War I and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. While studying these events, students learn skills necessary to interpret historical events, including: how to ensure historical information is accurate and relevant; how to develop historical empathy; and how to present clear, logical arguments based on a knowledge of the events.

 

The course consists of four modules with a consumable workbook and a test for each module. There is also a Provincial Exam Preparation package which includes exam writing tips, a glossary, and a simulated provincial exam for practice. This may be used as students work through the modules or after they have completed the course. A History 12 Website includes links relevant to the module topics. These are included as options.

 

Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete Social Studies 11.
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Global Forces of the Twentieth Century (Reidmore Books) 

Source File

The World This Century, Working with Evidence (Irwin)

A Map History of the Modern World (Irwin)

From Marx to McDonald’s DVD 

 

Use of a DVD player is required for this course.

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Failure of Normalcy: the World After WW1

Section 1: How We Discover Truth in History, Nationalism, and Imperialism

Section 2: The World in 1919

Section 3: Russia from Revolution to World War II

Section 4: The USA in the 1920s and the 1930s

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: War in Mid-Century

Section 1: Germany, Italy and Japan in the 1920s and 1930s

Section 2: International Affairs in the 1920s and 1930s: Britain and France

Section 3: World War II

Section 4: The World In 1945: The Realignment of Power, New Technologies, Social Change

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Uneasy Peace: Proxy Wars

Section 1: Causes of the Cold War

Section 2: The Cold War: The Berlin Blockade to the Cuban Missile Crisis

Section 3: The Cold War: After the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

Section 4: Internationalism Since 1945

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: The Winds of Change

Section 1: East Asia: India and China

Section 2: Vietnam and Afghanistan

Section 3: The Middle East: 1945 to 1991

Section 4: Economic and Social Change in the Post-War World

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Law 12 Paper

Course Info
Course Title: 
Law 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
M Savich
Course Description
Description: 

Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance students’ abilities to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law also promotes skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively and logically, and accurately interpret the written word. This course is also designed to help students learn about their legal rights and responsibilities.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Social Studies 11
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

All About Law: Exploring the Canadian Legal System (5th Edition)

Law 12 Source File

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Fundamentals of Law

Section 1: Definition and Purposes; The Relationship between Laws and Morals; Important Legal Terms

Section 2: Legal Developments in the Western World; Sources of Canadian Law; Types of Law

Section 3: The Functions, Structure, and Jurisdiction of the Canadian Court System; Provincial vs. Federal Responsibilities; Trials and Courtroom Participants; Alternative to Court for Resolving Disputes

Section 4: The Evolution of the Constitution: Canada Grows Up; The Canadian Legislative Process; Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Criminal Law

Section 1: Definitions, Jurisdiction, and Purposes; Types ofCriminal Offences; Criminal Court System;Elements of a Crime; Parties to an Offence

Section 2: Introduction to the Criminal Code; ViolentCrimes; Actions with High Social Impact; PropertyCrimes; Crimes Related to Driving; CriminalOffences and Penalties; The Youth Justice System

Section 3: Powers of Arrest; Arrest Procedures; Legal Rights of Accused and Police; Search Laws; Release Procedures; Awaiting Trial

Section 4: Pre-Trial Procedures and Motions; Juries and Jury Selection; Presentation of Evidence; Defences; Reaching a Verdict

Section 5: Sentencing Procedures and Purposes; Types of Sentences; Victims’ Rights; Appeals; Corrections

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Civil Law

Section 1: Civil Law and the Civil Law Court System; Civil Law Trial Procedures; The Judgment and Civil Remedies; Alternatives to Courts in Civil Law Disputes

Section 2: The Nature and Purpose of Tort Law; Negligence; Special Types of Negligence; Intentional Torts

Section 3: Nature of a Contract and Employment Law; A Contract’s Fate; Employment Relationships; The Laws Affecting Employment

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Family Law

Section 1: Definition of a Family, Purposes of Family Law and Cultural and Economic Expectations; Requirements of a Valid Marriage; Formal Requirements of Marriage; Responsibilities and Rights of Spouses

Section 2: Annulment and Separation; Divorce; Property Division and Spousal Support; Other Marriage Law Issues

Section 3: Custody; Access and Support; Protecting Children; Adoption

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Geography 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
Geography 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
G Taylor
Course Description
Description: 

Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the
Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.


Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Social Studies 11
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management (Doubleday) 

Geography: Our Physical and Human Resources (Irwin)

Module 1 Source File

Module 2 Source File 

Module 3 Source File

Module 4 Source File 

Video Optional (for Module 4) 

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1:

Section 1: The Nature of Geography; Interrelationships; Location; The Nature of Place; Regions; Movement

Section 2: The Environment; Ecosystems; Technology and the Environment; Equatorial Rainforest Management

Section 3: The Atmosphere; Atmospheric Temperature; The Mass-energy Exchange; The Atmosphere in Motion

Section 4: Weather; Humidity and Clouds; Precipitation; North American Air Masses; The Weather Map; Predicting Weather Extremes

Section 5: Climate Elements and Controls; Climatic Zones; Climates of the Pacific Rim; Microclimates

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2:

Section 6: The Nature and Composition of the Lithosphere; Mineral and Energy Resources; Mapping the Earth’s Surface

Section 7: Tectonic Processes; Shaping the Earth; Volcanoes; Coping with a Changing Lithosphere

Section 8: Soil Formation and Composition; Soil Types; Soil Texture; Soil Degradation

Section 9: Weathering; Groundwater; Fluvial Processes, Erosion

Section 10: Mass Wasting; Aeolian and Glacial Processes

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3:

Section 11: The Nature of Resources; Mapping and Managing the Earth’s Wealth

Section 12: Biomes; The Influence of Temperature and

Precipitation; The Influence of Latitude; The

Biome as Habitat

Section 13: Forest Resources of the World and BC; Forest Management

Section 14: Water Resources; Wetlands; Aquaculture

Section 15: Resource Management in British Columbia

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4:

Section 16: Predicting the Future; Commissions of Inquiry; Modern Technology and Predictions

Section 17: Pre-industrial World Views; Rare Breeds; Hereditary Management

Section 18: The Gaia Hypothesis; The Waves of Change; The Integral Urban House

Section 19: The Biosphere; The Atmosphere; The Lithosphere; The Hydrosphere; Module Practice Test

 

Module 4 Test covers the WHOLE COURSE.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

BC First Nations Studies 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
BC First Nations Studies 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
G Taylor
Course Description
Description: 

(Graduation Exam may be required for Students in 2004 Graduation Program—exam worth 20% of final grade)

 

Designed to enhance students’ appreciation of the diversity of First Nations perspectives in the province, B.C. First Nations Studies 12 explores First Nations individuals and cultures in contemporary and historical contexts.Tthe course has four instructional modules, for use in conjunction with the Ministry of Education’s B.C. First Nations Studies textbook. The course is aligned with the learning outcomes included in the 2006 BC First Nations Studies Integrated Resource Package, and also addresses the most recent provincial exam specifications.

No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The textbook and resources for this course are:

B.C. First Nations Studies (7540005381) $40.00

B.C. First Nations Studies Source File (7540005377) 10.00

Perspectives CD (7540005378) 30.00

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Perspective and Place

Section 1: World View

Section 2: Language and the Land

Section 3: Trade and Technology

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Contact, Resistance, and Leadership

Section 1:The Fur Trade Era (1770–1849)

Section 2: The Colonial Era (1849–1871)

Section 3: Canada Period (1871–1911)

Section 4: Modern Canada

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Creativity and Culture

Section 1: Cultural Expression—Past and Present

Section 2: Creation/Transformer Stories

Section 3: Aboriginal Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Section 4: Contemporary Media and Visual Arts

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Contemporary Issues

Section 1: Aboriginal Identity and Community

Section 2: Self-determination and the Treaty Process

Section 3: Rebuilding Healthy Communities

Section 4: Contemporary Economic Development

Section 5: Aboriginal Language Renewal

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Social Studies 10 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Social Studies 10 Online
Grade Level: 
10
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
S Stetar
Course Description
Description: 

Social Studies 10 is an interactive online course that focuses on the growth of Canada from colony to nationhood, with an emphasis on the years 1815 to 1914. Various themes are revisited throughout the course, including immigration and the face of Canada's cultural mosaic, the use of art as a reflection of history, the changing nature of democracy and the role of the First Nations in Canada's development. Themes from the past are linked to current issues and events whenever possible.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Social Studies 9
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Social Studies 10
- FVDES Social Studies 10 Website
- Horizons: Canada Moves West (textbook)
- Canadian Oxford School Atlas (4 th Edition or later)

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - Canada: The Place, the People

Section 1 - Regions of Canada

Section 2 - A Sense of History

Section 3 - Cultural Diversity

Section 4 - Flight or Fight - The Great Migration

Module 2 - A Nation Emerges

Section 1 - Settling the East

Section 2 - Representative versus Responsible Government

Section 3 - Rebellion!

Section 4 - Reaching for Confederation

Section 5 - The New Dominion

Module 3 - The Not So Wild West

Section 1 - What Was Happening in the West?

Section 2 - The National Dream

Section 3 - Resistance or Rebellion

Section 4 - Build Your Nest in the West

Module 4 - Closer to Home - A Look at British Columbia

Section 1 - From Territory to Province

Section 2 - The Changing Face of British Columbia

Section 3 - Re$ource Rich B.C.!

 

Each module deals with one big theme and contains sections, usually three to five per module. A section is like a chapter of work and is made up of lessons and usually a section assignment. The section assignment is what you give to your teacher for marking. This course also has been built with a test after each module.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Social Studies 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Social Studies 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Social Studies 11 covers a range of issues that have been important to Canada in each of the ten decades of the 20th century and uses them as a springboard for understanding the present and the future in the twenty-first century. Social Studies 11 consists of four modules. A test follows each module. The course has been recently revised and now features a host of engaging and informative media assets such as Flash animations, video clips and appealing graphics.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Social Studies 10
No. Exams: 
5
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Social Studies 11-Counterpoints: Exploring Canada
CD-Our Century

 

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Politics and Government

Section 1 - The Political Spectrum

Section 2 - The Canadian Federal System

Section 3 - Your Part in Government

Section 4 - The Rights and Freedoms of Canadian Citizens

Module 2: History 1914-1945

Section 1 - Canada’s Role in World War I

Section 2 - The Roaring Twenties

Section 3 - The Great Depression

Section 4 - Canada’s Role in World War II

Module 3: History 1945-2000

Section 1 - Canada’s International Role

Section 2 - Canada’s Changing Society

Section 3 - Regionalism and Canadian Identity

Section 4 - The Status of Canadian Society Today

Module 4: Human Geography

Section 1 - Population

Section 2 - Standards of Living and Poverty

Section 3 - Environmental Challenges and Solutions

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Law 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Law 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance a student's ability to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law promotes skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively and logically, and accurately interpret the written word. This course is designed to help students learn about their legal rights and responsibilities. This course consists of four modules: The Foundations of Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, and Family Law.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
0
Proctored Exams: 
No
No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - The Foundations of Law
Module 2 - Criminal Law 
Module 3 - Civil Law
Module 4 - Family Law

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

History 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
History 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

History 12 Online provides an introduction to the history of the 20th century, beginning with the treaties that ended World War I and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. While studying these events, students learn skills necessary to interpret historical events, including the following: how to ensure historical information is accurate and relevant; how to develop historical empathy; and how to present clear, logical arguments based on a thorough knowledge of events. History 12 is an excellent preparation course for those who want to take humanities or social science courses in university.

Pre-requisites: 
Social Studies 11
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

A Map History Of The Modern World
The World This Century
Global Forces
20th Century History

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - Exam

Module 2 - Exam

Module 3 - Exam

Module 4 - Exam

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00
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