Distance Learning

Web-Based Course Option

Social Studies

The assessment criteria and evaluation for each course will vary. A teacher is engaged with the students to facilitate their learning activities and is responsible for determining the assessment strategies used with their students. Students will be made aware of the assessment criteria when they are enrolled in a course.

Note: All web-based courses will require word processor software (such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) as well as an Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).

Social Studies Courses
Grade 9 Social Studies (10F)
Grade 10 Social Studies (20F)
Grade 11 Agriculture (30S)
Grade 11 History of Canada (30S)
Grade 12 Current Topics in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies (40S)
Grade 12 Global Issues, Citizenship & Sustainability (40S)

Grade 9 Social Studies (10F)

This course covers Canadian themes including Canada’s physical environment, Canadian identity, Canadian society (government, law, and economics) and Canada’s relations with the global community. Students will gain greater understanding of society, their role in society, and Canada’s role in the world.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Diversity and Pluralism in Canada
  • Module 2: Democracy and Governance in Canada
  • Module 3: Canada in the Global Context
  • Module 4: Canada – Opportunities and Challenges
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Grade 10 Social Studies (20F)

This course will provide students with the opportunity to study some basics in geography and will encourage you to think about how the daily decisions we make impact other people and the environment.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Geographic Literacy
  • Module 2: Natural Resources
  • Module 3: Food from the Land
  • Module 4: Industry and Trade
  • Module 5: Urban Places
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Grade 11 Agriculture (30S)

Agriculture 30S provides information about agriculture in Manitoba through an examination of historical perspectives of agriculture in the province, as well as present concerns and trends. The course presents the past, present, and future of agriculture as they relate to Manitoba’s economy, social and cultural developments, consumer habits, and politics.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Manitoba Agriculture: An Overview
    • An examination of the historical development of agriculture in Manitoba, and agricultural trends for the future.
  • Module 2: Soil Science
    • A study of soil composition and soil management practices.
  • Module 3: Plant Science
    • A study of plant physiology, growth and reproduction, as well as plant-management techniques.
  • Module 4: Animal Agriculture in Manitoba
    • A study of the major livestock and poultry industries in Manitoba.
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Grade 11 History of Canada (30S)

This course will investigate the History of Canada from pre-contact time to the present. Through this process students become historically literate and better able to address the over-arching question “How has Canada’s history shaped the Canada of today?”

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: First People and Nouvelle-France (before 1763)
  • Module 2: British North America (1763 to 1867)
  • Module 3: Becoming a Sovereign Nation (1867 to 1931)
  • Module 4: Achievements and Challenges (1931 to 1982)
  • Module 5: Defining Contemporary Canada (1982 to present)
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Grade 12 Current Topics in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies (40S)

This course is designed as a multi-disciplinary course that allows students to explore and develop skills and concepts in the Arts, ELA, Geography, History, Social Studies, and Law. Students will develop a knowledge of the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in order to better understand the present and to recognize the ongoing role of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in shaping Canadian history and identity.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Image and Identity I
  • Module 2: A Profound Ambivalence – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples and Government
  • Module 3: Towards a Just Society – Social Justice Issues
  • Module 4: Indigenous Peoples and the World
  • Module 5: Image and Identity II: A Celebration of Learning
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Grade 12 Global Issues, Citizenship & 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. Through a lens of ecological literacy, students can study and understand the complex and often critical global issues that societies face today. Students will apply concepts related to sustainability, learn about the interdependence of environmental, social, political and economic systems, and develop competencies for thinking and acting as ecologically literate citizens committed to social justice.

The course is structured as follows:

  • An introductory systems thinking approach module.
  • Ten areas of inquiry.
  • A final culminating action project.

Students are required to complete:

  • The Introduction to Global Issues and Systems Thinking module.
  • Plus, three or more of the Areas of Inquiry
  • Plus, the Take Action culminating project (called the Community Action Project).

Areas of Inquiry (AOIs)

  • The Power of Media
  • Consumerism
  • Environment
  • Poverty, Wealth, and Power
  • Oppression and Genocide*
  • Biotechnology and Health
  • Gender Politics
  • Social Justice and Human Rights*
  • Indigenous Peoples*
  • Peace and Conflict

*These areas of inquiry are currently not available in the current version of the online course, but are in development. The full version of the course when released will include all ten Areas of Inquiry.


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