Social Studies

Ministry of Education
Gr 7 Social Studies outcomes/indicators
Gr 8 Social Studies outcomes/indicators

NB, there are two sections of SS. Below you will find material on both Gr. 7 and 8. Please note, during the year, you will a mixing of outcomes.

​Social Studies for Gr. 7 and 8 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 and 8 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

Dynamic Relationship describes how one thing affects another. For example, Canadian culture is impacted by the climate and geography of our environment. In class, we talk about how the prairies are "big closet" regions. With our climate, cold continental, we need both warm winter and cool summer clothes. Thus, we have big closets. Agriculture, in a region of long winters and lower precipitation, is impacted. We grow wheat and pulse crops, some berries but fewer fruits and vegetables due to the shorter growing season. A relationship or connection exists. We play hockey and snowmobile. Our history, indigenous and post immigration is full of stories of struggle and survival.

  • Analyze the relationship between current and historical events including the impact of treaties on our current social environment

Project: How an Historical Event Shaped Canada

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