- Select - Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Grade 5 Big idea
- None - Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies. Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada. Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity. Canadian institutions and government reflect the challenge of our regional diversity.
Grade 6 Big idea
- None - Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments. Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future. Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms. Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.
Grade 7 Big idea
- None - Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations. Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people. Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government. Economic specialization and trade networks can lead to conflict and cooperation between societies.
Grade 8 Big idea
- None - Contacts and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social, political change. Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards. Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups. Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.
Grade 9 Big idea
- None - Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events. The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change. Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies. Collective identity is constructed and can change over time.
Grade 10 Big idea
- None - Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities. The development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological, and geographic factors. Worldviews lead to different perspectives and ideas about developments in Canadian society. Historical and contemporary injustices challenge the narrative and identity of Canada as an inclusive, multicultural society.
Grade 11 Big idea
- None - Understanding the diversity and complexity of cultural expressions in one culture enhances our understanding of other cultures Understanding how political decisions are made is critical to being an informed and engaged citizen A society’s laws and legal framework affect many aspects of people’s daily lives Social justice initiatives can transform individuals and systems
Grade 12 Big idea
- None - Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society. Laws can maintain the status quo and can also be a force for change. A society’s laws and legal framework affect many aspects of people’s daily lives. Laws are interpreted, and these interpretations may evolve over time as a society’s values and worldviews change.
Grade 5 Content
- None - the development and evolution of Canadian identity over time the changing nature of Canadian immigration over time past discriminatory government policies and actions, such as the Head Tax, the Komagata Maru incident, residential schools, and internments human rights and responses to discrimination in Canadian society levels of government, their main functions, and sources of funding participation and representation in Canada’s system of government resources and economic development in different regions of Canada First Peoples land ownership and use
Grade 6 Content
- None - the urbanization and migration of people global poverty and inequality issues, including class structure and gender roles of individuals, governmental organizations, and NGOs, including groups representing indigenous peoples different systems of government economic policies and resource management, including effects on indigenous peoples globalization and economic interdependence international cooperation and responses to global issues regional and international conflict media technologies and coverage of current events
Grade 7 Content
- None - anthropological origins of humans human responses to particular geographic challenges and opportunities, including climates, landforms, and natural resources features and characteristics of civilizations and factors that lead to their rise and fall origins, core beliefs, narratives, practices, and influences of religions, including at least one indigenous to the Americas scientific, philosophical, and technological developments interactions and exchanges between past civilizations and cultures, including conflict, peace, trade, expansion, and migration social, political, legal, governmental, and economic systems and structures, including at least one indigenous to the Americas
Grade 8 Content
- None - social, political, and economic systems and structures, including those of at least one indigenous civilization scientific and technological innovations philosophical and cultural shifts interactions and exchanges of resources, ideas, arts, and culture between and among different civilizations exploration, expansion, and colonization changes in population and living standards
Grade 9 Content
- None - political, social, economic, and technological revolutions the continuing effects of imperialism and colonialism on indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world global demographic shifts, including patterns of migration and population growth nationalism and the development of modern nation-states, including Canada local, regional, and global conflicts discriminatory policies, attitudes, and historical wrongs physiographic features of Canada and geological processes
Grade 10 Content
- None - government, First Peoples governance, political institutions, and ideologies environmental, political, and economic policies Canadian autonomy Canadian identities discriminatory policies and injustices in Canada and the world, including residential schools, the head tax, the Komagata Maru incident, and internments advocacy for human rights, including findings and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission domestic conflicts and co-operation international conflicts and co-operation
Grade 11 Content
- None - social, cultural, or technological innovations and developments in the 20th century colonialism and contemporary issues for indigenous people in Canada and around the world current issues in local, regional, national, or global politics as represented in mass media natural resource use and local, regional, national, or global development economic development in Asia systems of power and governance in global cultures diversity of B.C. First Peoples territories and communities rights of individuals in Canada representations of natural and human-made phenomena methods used by individuals, groups, and organizations to promote social justice fundamental nature of knowledge, existence, and reality sacred texts, traditions, and narratives of cultures contemporary theories of money and investment recognition of and responses to genocide global issues in urbanization
Grade 12 Content
- None - the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms structures and powers of the federal and provincial courts and administrative tribunals key areas of law such as criminal law, civil law, and family, children’s, and youth law Canadian legislation concerning First Peoples indigenous legal orders and traditional laws in Canada and other global jurisdictions Canada’s correctional system and principles of rehabilitation, punishment, and restoration structures and roles of global dispute resolution agencies and courts