Grade 11 | My Child in School | Manitoba Education
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent


What your child is learning

Grade 11 History of Canada

This course helps Grade 11 students investigate aspects of Canadian history and understand the idea of citizenship. Students conduct research on guiding questions to learn about the history of Canada from before the arrival of Europeans to the present.

Students practice historical thinking and build an understanding of these themes in Canadian history:

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples
  • French-English Duality
  • Identity, Diversity, and Citizenship
  • Governance and Economics
  • Canada and the World

The course is based on concepts and skills for thinking and research in history.

For further information, speak to your child’s teacher or refer to the Social Studies Curriculum Documents

How your child is assessed

How your child is assessed may vary from school to school but assessment will take place throughout the entire course. Research projects and historical simulations are some of the ways that the teacher may assess your child. Assessment may include a final exam prepared by the teacher, the school or the school division. The final assessment evaluates the student’s knowledge and understanding of Canadian history topics and themes. The length, value and format of this assessment may vary from school to school.

Supplementary Information

Some schools may offer additional optional courses in social studies. Students who choose to take optional courses must also complete the Grade 11 course History of Canada.

Before choosing options, students must make sure that the courses prepare them for specific faculties, programs or courses being considered after high school.