Aim and Goals
The purpose of Kindergarten to Grade 12 social studies is to help
students know and appreciate the past, understand the present, influence
the future, and make connections between events and issues of the past,
the present, and the future. Further, its purpose is to make students
aware that, just as contemporary events have been shaped by actions
taken by people in the past, they have the opportunity to shape the
future. The ultimate aim is for students to
have a sense of themselves as active participants and citizens in an
inclusive, culturally diverse, interdependent world.
The goals are broad statements
identifying what students are expected to know and be able to do upon
completion of the learning in a particular area of study, by the end of
Grade 12. The four goals of K-12 social studies and social sciences
education are to:
Examine the local, indigenous, and global interactions and interdependence of individuals, societies, cultures, and nations.
Analyze the dynamic relationships of people with land,
environments, events, and ideas as they have affected the past, shape
the present, and influence the future.
Investigate the processes and structures of power and authority, and the implications for individuals, communities, and nations.
Examine various worldviews about the use and distribution of
resources and wealth in relation to the needs of individuals,
communities, nations, and the natural environment, and contribute to
-Government of Saskatchewan
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