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.
Grade 11 History of Canada: A Foundation for Implementation 30F
This is a mandatory course for Grade 11. The curriculum supports citizenship as a core concept and engages students in historical inquiry. Guided by essential questions, students focus on the history of Canada from pre-contact times to the present.
Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and
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)
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 (course code 1123).
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.
Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015)
This document is intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families.