Through the history curriculum, students build on their understanding of Canadian history, exploring the experiences and challenges of people who lived in Canada in the beginning of the twentieth century and will compare them to the people who live in present-day Canada. By examining the impact of the Indian Act, the residential school system, the Numbered Treaties, and systemic racism on Indigenous individuals and communities they will come to know the inequalities which exist in society today and that many of the rights and freedoms we have are the result of actions taken by people to change their lives.
In the geography curriculum, students continue to learn about the Earth’s physical features and processes in order to explore the relationship between the Earth and human settlement patterns. They will focus on where people live and why they live there and on the impact of human settlement and land use on the environment. In addition, students will study factors which affect economic development and quality of life on a global scale and will examine responses to global inequalities.