Social Studies

The goal of the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum is to provide opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens. At LCI, we attempt to achieve this through hands-on, interactive fashion that encourages students to engage in the material and relate course content to events going on in the world around them.

Social 9 (non credit course)

Social 9 is a civics based course that examines different aspect of Canadian politics and economics – including topics such as the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Immigration, and Environmentalism.

At LCI, we provide opportunities to explore contemporary events in Canada and around the world, in order to relate course topics to student’s personal experiences and understanding of politics and economics.  Students remain actively engaged through discussion, hands-on learning activities and inquiry based learning.

Social 9 - Honours (non credit course)

Social 9 Honours is based on academic performance in Grade 8, creating an environment of like-minded students in order to allow for high-order thinking and prepare students for the academic demands of higher level high school courses.  Curriculum content is the same as mainstream Social 9, however standards of performance and behavior exceed that of mainstream classes.

Social 10 (5 credits)

In Social Studies 10, students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on lands, cultures, economies, human rights and quality of life. Students will examine the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity to enhance skills for citizenship in a globalizing world. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities.

Globalization, the process by which the world's citizens are becoming increasingly connected and interdependent, demands that students explore responsibilities associated with local and global citizenship and formulate individual responses to emergent issues related to globalization. Recognizing and appreciating the influence of globalization will lead students to develop individual and collective responses to emergent issues.

Social Studies 20-1/20-2 (5 credits)

Social 20 explores the many faces of nationalism. From topics including: the French Revolution, Napoleon, WWI, WWII, Canadian nationalism, and contemporary challenges to the idea of nationalism, students will explore the complexities of the ever-evolving world that we live in. At LCI we believe that learning should be interactive, engaging, and challenge students to have appreciation for various perspectives.

Social Studies 30-1/30-2 (5 credits)

In the final year of social studies, students explore the history and varying nuances of different ideological perspectives. Bridging from the Medieval Era, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the American, French, and Industrial Revolutions, to Marxism, the Russian Revolution, Fascism, and the Cold War, students learn about the impact of different historical events and their effects on beliefs and values. The course challenges students to think critically about the world around them, and encourages them to respectfully be able to express their political ideologies and politely critique the beliefs of others.