Social Studies for Gr. 7 is a mix of four broad themes. Activities are varied and include individual, pair and group arrangements. Assessments include a collection of research projects, formal writing assignments, presentations and tests. Gr. 7 SS has a particular focus on Pacific rim and northern rim countries. Throughout the material, First Nations content is integrated.
- Interactions and Interdependence of Nations
- Dynamic Relationships
- Power and Authority
- Resources and Wealth
Current Theme - Resources and Wealth
The current unit touches on principles of economics and looks to explain the connection between standards of living/quality of life and a nation’s various resources. We continue our focus on Pacific rim and northern rim countries. Students will look at trade from both the traditional barter systems to that used in developed nations. Additionally, we consider the nature of sustainability and stewardship and their relationship. Since this unit will mix some 7 and 8 concepts, we will look at the impact of consumerism on the environment. Assessments for this unit will include some smaller individual/partner assignments, a group presentation, and a unit test.