Bc Social Studies 10 Assignments For Students

Course Outline: Social Studies 10

Course Duration:

You have one calendar year to complete this course from the date of Activation.

Units of Study:

Skills and processes of Social Studies

  • Research, communication and thinking skills

Identity, Society and Culture 1815 – 1914

Governance 1815 – 1914

Economy and Technology 1815 – 1914

Environment 1815 – 1914


The country we live I today is a direct result of the people, attitudes and events that shaped its formation. Social Studies 10 give you, the student, a chance to learn about who helped to create Canada and why they made decisions that still affect us today. The course will cover Canada from 1814 to 1914 and, a look at the country we live in today.

Recommended prerequisites:



The required textbook for Social Studies 10 is Horizons / Canada Moves West


Substantive Assignment = 5%
Assignments = 70%
Tests (including final exam) = 25%

For further curriculum details please refer to the BC Ministry of Education:

Student Responsibilities
Students are expected to log onto the course and submit one assignment each week (or have contact with the instructor). Students who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course. If you are active and withdraw from an online course, the Ministry of Education regulations will prohibit you from retaking this online course for two reporting periods.

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NWSS Socials 10

2011-2012 Course Outline

Subject: Social Studies      Grade: 10          Teacher: Mr. Meville

Teacher contact: jmeville@sd40.bc.ca

Course Content: Geography, History and Practicing Active Citizenship

This course is an interesting exploration into the conception, development, and expansion of Canada. You will examine conflict and political processes, technology and economics, social change, geography, and much more! As we work our way through the curriculum you will continually be expected to focus on skill development in the areas of “problem solving”, “critical thinking”, reading and writing.

Course Topics:

1. Building a Nation: settlement, immigration, Confederation.

2. The Geography of Western Canada: landforms, minerals, agriculture.

3. The Northwest to 1870: Native people, the HBC, Red River Settlement.

4. The Prairies: The Metis and the Northwest Rebellion.

5. British Columbia and the Oregon Territory to 1896: The railway, settlement, diversity.

6. Modern Canada, 1896 – 1914: Immigration, human rights, trade unions, equality.

7. Canada’s Economy: Economic regions, free trade in North America.

8. The British Columbia Economy: Fisheries, on-renewable resources, water.

9. Canada as part of the Global Community: Trade agreements, Pacific Rim, trade blocs.

10. Current events

Texts:Horizons: Canada Moves West, Canada Revisited, Challenge of the West, and an atlas


Students are evaluated on an ongoing basis.  All submitted work that is graded is cumulative and will be counted towards final marks.  Each student has the ability to be successful in this course; in most cases, success is simply a choice and involves a sincere effort.

Active Learning/Formative Assessment                             20%

·Homework /Notes

·Class participation/Seminars

Formal Evaluation/Summative Assessment                        60%                     




·Final Exam                                                               20%

Policies and Procedures:

Cell phones must be turned off in the classroom. Electronic devices may not be used during class. In both cases, I do not want to see these items and they will be confiscated if I do. Confiscated items can be recovered from the office at the end of the school day.

Students must behave maturely, respecting themselves, others, and the learning environment, while abiding by the NWSS Code of Conduct at all times. Do not damage the property of others or use it without prior permission.

Much of what we learn comes from our experiences in the classroom, so it is important that students attend. If a class is missed, it is up to the student to make up work and catch up with the rest of the class. Students can expect zero grades for missed tests or assignments because of skipping.

The teacher’s permission is needed to leave the classroom. It is important that the teacher knows exactly where everyone is in case of an emergency. Return to class promptly.

Cheating and plagiarism (using words of others without proper citation) are serious offenses. You will receive a mark of zero in either case.

***All assignments, notes, etc. for each unit must be completed before a student will be allowed to write the Unit Test – no exceptions! The unit work is designed to help you do well on the unit test and the unit test is where you get to demonstrate your understanding of the material from the unit.***

Mr. Meville’s Expectations:

·RESPECT.  RESPECT. RESPECT. (We will discuss what this means)

·Always come prepared with textbooks, binder, pens, pencils

·Work to EXCEED the posted criteria

·Complete assignments and homework ON TIME

·Prepare/Review for quizzes and exams

·Keep your notes tidy –We will be using the Cornell Note System and your notes are worth marks.

·A note from your parent or guardian (including contact information) explaining any and all absences. This will allow you to write any missed quizzes or exams.  No note – no catch up on quizzes or tests.

·Students who are absent are expected to catch up on any work that they have missed upon IMMEDIATE return.  You need to schedule a time with me to go over any missed assignments and write any missed quizzes/tests.

Assignment Criteria:

Criteria will be developed with students and explained prior to work beginning on any major assignment.  This will allow for greater understanding, clarity and ownership of assignments resulting in higher achievement and embedded knowledge.

Specific requirements for each project will be given upon its assignment.  However, the general expectation for all work is as follows:

·First and last name written in the top right corner of your page

·Course and block written below your name

·Date written below your course and block

·Title centered and underlined

·Double space everything

·Write neatly in blue or black ink, or type using 12-14 font

·Proofread assignments and hand them in ON TIME

Place this Outline and Expectation Sheet in your Social Studies Binder.

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