Course Outline

Social Studies 10

Teacher: Mr. Chan

E-Text: Counterpoints

Required Materials: Laptop (Preferred), tablet, charger, head/earphones, textbook pdfs, mouse (optional)

Course Description/ Objective:




1) Government

  • Political ideologies
  • Structure of Canadian Government
  • Law

2) Demography

  • Overpopulation
  • Poverty
  • Environment

2) Canadian History – Autonomy

  • WWI
  • Interwar Period
  • WWII
  • Cold War

3) Canadian History – Identity

  • Womens’ Rights
  • Reconciliation
  • Multiculturalism
  • Quebec Nationalism
  • Human Rights


Class Policies:

  • This class is built upon reciprocity
  • Take everything you brought into the class out with you
  • Electronic devices are to be used to help learn the course content
  • Keep the doorway clear
  • Be honest about your work

Late Policy: 

  • Projects handed in after the deadline and up to 2 weeks after the deadline will receive a maximum of 73% – after 2 weeks, projects can only be made up after school under supervision and can only receive a maximum of 73%

How to succeed in Mr Chan’s class:

  • be open minded
  • use class time to learn the course content
  • put sincere thought into your work
  • complete your assignments
  • attend class
  • understand that you’re not here to be entertained, you’re here to learn
  • be respectful of others

Office Hours and Contact:

  • Flex Time
  • Generally from after school until 4:30pm
  • Emails sent after 4:30pm will be responded to the following day


86 – 100 = A

73 – 85 =  B

67 – 72 =  C+

66 – 60 =  C

59 – 50 =  C-

Marks will be averaged based on your best mark on each of the following curricular competencies:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance)
  • Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including data
  • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places (continuity and change)
  • Assess how underlying conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, decisions, or developments, and analyze multiple consequences (cause and consequence)
  • Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews,
    and beliefs (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and assess appropriate ways to remember and respond (ethical judgment)


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