Social Studies Gr 7
Ministry of Education
Social Studies for Gr. 7 is a mix of four broad themes. Activities are varied and include individual, pair and group arrangements. Assessments include a collection of research projects, formal writing assignments, presentations and tests. Gr. 7 SS has a particular focus on Pacific rim and northern rim countries. Throughout the material, First Nations content is integrated.
- Interactions and Interdependence of Nations
- Dynamic Relationships
- Power and Authority
- Resources and Wealth
Current Theme - Dynamic Relationships
How does geography impact lifestyle? This question helps frame an understanding of the unit materials. Using an understanding of maps while introducing new types (e.g. Peter's), students will work to appreciate the connections between the land and how we live. Topics will include climate types and natural disasters, the potential impacts of climate change and resource damage, how trade is effected by geography, the historical impact on lifestyle resulting from contact.
Analyze and use various types of maps (that provide differing perspectives and information for differing purposes) in order to situate current issues in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and northern circumpolar countries.
Appraise the impact of human habitation on the natural environment in Canada, Pacific Rim and northern circumpolar countries.
Analyze the relationship between current and historical events and the physical and social environments in Pacific and northern Canada and in Pacific Rim and circumpolar countries.