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Social Studies 8

April 26, 2021

The Instructor for this course is Leona McLeod.

Course History

First Offered in 2016

Developed by Lisa Choquette

Curriculum Guide

This course is designed to fulfill the curricular objectives of the Saskatchewan Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum.  It is divided into 4 units of study, each with readings, videos, and activities of their own.  Within each unit, you will be asked to complete assignments, quizzes and exams. There are also a variety of links to videos, websites, and other media provided. 36 week course.

Course Information

Unit 1 – Interactions and Interdependence

What is Canadian cultural diversity?  How does immigration enhance the diversity in Canada?

Time: 8 weeks

Assessment: 7 submitted assignments, 3 quizzes and 1 unit exam

Unit 2 – Dynamic Relationships

In this unit, we will uncover how Canadian identity has been shaped by relationships with the land, the treaty process, and other historical events.

Time: 9 weeks

Assessment: 8 submitted assignments, 7 quizzes and 1 unit exam


Unit 3 – Power and Authority

How is Canada governed?  Who has power and authority within the country?  Learn about how decisions are made in Canada and who is making those decisions.

Time: 10 weeks

Assessment: 11 submitted assignments, 6 quizzes and 1 unit exam

Unit 4 – Resources and Wealth

What is Canada's role within the world economy?  How do your choices impact our world?

Time: 7 weeks

Assessment: 5 submitted assignments, 3 quizzes and 1 unit exam

This outline has a built in 2 week flexibility so time can be added to units which may take longer than stated or for extra study time..

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