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Social Studies


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Social studies is the study of people in relation to each other and to the world in which they live.  In Manitoba, social studies comprises the disciplines of history and geography, draws upon the social sciences, and integrates relevant content from the humanities. As a study of human beings in their physical, social, and cultural environments, social studies examines the past and present, and looks toward the future. Social studies helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to become active democratic citizens and contributing members of their communities, locally, nationally, and globally.


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Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability (40S)
This course is based on the principles of active democratic citizenship, ecological literacy, critical media literacy, and ethical decision-making, and consolidates learning across the disciplines to empower students as agents of change for a sustainable and equitable future.

Grade 12 Current Topics in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
This document supports the empowerment of students through the exploration of the histories, traditions, cultures, worldviews, and contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada and worldwide.

Grade 12 Cinema as a Witness to Modern History (40S) (Adobe Icon 158 KB)     (Course code 1123)
This course considers cinema as a source of information – or misinformation – about the past, and as a springboard for critical reflection about diverse interpretations of history. Students will engage in a variety of learning strategies.

A Manitoba Residential Schools Survivors Social Studies Project
This project is intended to encourage discussion and make progress on the path toward healing and reconciliation by providing Manitoba teachers and students with culturally appropriate resources regarding the treatment of Aboriginal people in the residential schools system.


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