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 - Power and Authority: Governments
In this expansive unit, we examine the nature and application of power, its sources and how it is exercised individually, nationally and internationally. We'll ask questions such as: Who holds power? How is power sourced? What are the rules around rights and freedoms and how does Canadian society try to balance the two? We also examine the three levels of government, the election process and compare our system of government to others including dictatorships, oligarchies and first nations governance.