Social Studies 20

Social Studies 20-1
Exploring Nationalism
Mrs. T. Bachek
Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom, justice and
brotherhood. Be close to our government; give them vision and courage as they ponder
decisions affecting the future of the world. Make me more deeply aware of my heritage;
realizing not only my rights but also my responsibilities as a citizen.
Course Overview
In this course, you will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. You will
study the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations.
Related Issue #1: To what extent should nation be the foundation of identity?
 Concepts of nationalism
 Nation-states and countries
 Foundations of nationalism
 Reconciling conflicting loyalties
Related Issue #2: To what extent should national interests be pursued?
 Relationships between nationalism, pursuing national interests, and foreign policy
 Ultranationalism and nationalism causing and during WWI and WWII
 Self-determination
Related Issue #3: To what extent should internationalism be pursued?
 Motives for involvement or non-involvement in international affairs
 Promotion and results of internationalism
Related Issue #4: To what extent should individuals and groups in Canada embrace a national
 Understanding of Canadian identity
 Historical understandings and future visions of Canadian identity
 Challenges and opportunities of Canadian nationalism
1. Respect is the key. Be respectful to other classmates and the teacher, property, and time. Raise
your hand to contribute to class discussions or ask a question. Arrive to class on time and prepared
to learn. Use electronic devices at an appropriate time and in an appropriate manner.
2. If, for any reason, you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up any missed work. Check the
class website. It is your responsibility to stay caught up regardless of whether you are absent or not.
If are absent during a quiz or a test, you will be responsible to write the outside class time when you
return. Some assignments may be due while absent or upon return so it is essential that you check
the website.
3. Utilize Extra Help. You have a responsibility for your education success. If you have questions,
come and see me during Scheduled Help. If that time doesn’t work, you are welcome to make
alternative arrangements with me; however, please do not leave this until the last minuteShould you
not have any questions, you can still productively use Scheduled Help time to review your notes,
actively study by making questions or cue cards, or read current events.
4. Participation is crucial to success. The final written response requires you to drawn upon a breadth
of information to support you answer. Therefore, the issues we discuss throughout the year are
going to be invaluable. In addition, the final requires you to use analytical skills. The activities
assigned throughout the course are carefully designed to help you develop and master these skills.
Participation in class that means that you are present, that you are attentive and you are partaking in
the activities. Outside of class, consistent review is encouraged as is watching or reading about
current events.
5. All assignments are due at the beginning of class and in the format requested (ie google doc, hard
copy, etc). Assignments not handed in at the beginning of class in the format requested will be
considered late. Understand that there may be compatibility issues between your home computers
and the school computers so you may need to plan ahead (ie using lunch time at school to work on
6. There are no re-writes for quizzes or tests. If all of your major assignments (this does not include
homework) are handed in on time, your lowest mark will be dropped. Written Responses may be
rewritten after you have met with me to discuss your original work.
Course Evaluation
Your cumulative grade is made up of:
30 %
15 %
Written Responses
100 %
Your final grade will be calculated by taking 75% of your cumulative mark and 25% of your final exam