Social Studies 11 Course Outline Students of Social Studies 11 will complete 3 units in preparation for a Government examination. Regular communication between student and teacher whether by phone or email is an essential feature of this course. Units of Study: Estimated Time 40% (8 weeks) 50% (10 weeks) 10% (2 weeks) Topic Unit 1 - Human Geography – Canada and the World Unit 2 - History – 20th Century Canada Unit 3 - Government and Law – Canada The above times are estimates only. In some cases, students with clearly defined goals can work ahead and finish early, while students who take 2 semesters will double the time per unit. Course Summary: Social Studies 11 may be the most interesting and challenging of all Social Studies courses in Secondary School. Students encounter topical and relevant issues as they study Human Geography, including aspects of population growth and management; resource use and management; and compare standards of living between Canada and the Third World. The History unit examines turn-of-the-century attitudes and events, Canada at war (WW1 and WW2), and post-war politics, economics and social growth and change. The Government unit encourages students to learn about different political systems, reviews the electoral process, revisits the Constitution and introduces students to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Course Resources: Counterpoints. Exploring Canadian Issues. (Michael Cranny et al). (An online text is provided within the course). Internet sources. Course Assessment: 5% Activation assignment 35% Text assignments 20% Unit Tests 20% Forum Responses 20% Papers/Projects Course IRPs: For a detailed description of this course, review the Ministry of Education IRP, Go to: SS 11 IRPs When Help is Needed: Your teacher will be available Monday to Friday during regular school hours. If you are having trouble with any of the concepts, you can phone, message, email or, if you live nearby, drop in. You may be provided with addition written/verbal instruction, provided with alternate material or directed to other websites.