Course: Social Studies 11


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Social Studies 10


There are four main goals for all students taking the Social Studies 11 course. Students will become familiar with the rights, responsibilities, and practices of active Canadian citizenship. They will explore Canada's role in the conflicts of the 20th Century and its contribution to global stability. Students will also develop an understanding of key environmental issues and the challenges facing global development. Finally, students will explore important issues related to Canada's evolving identity.

Course Topics/Modules

Unit 1 – History - Canada’s role in World Events (1914-2000)


(Assignment 1-10)  WWI, Roaring Twenties, Dirty Thirties, WWII, Post-war social change, Canada and the UN, Cold War, Quebec/First Nations relations


Unit 2a – Human Geography


(Assignment’s 11-13) significance of changes in world population, comparing Canada's standard of living with those of developing nations, assessing environmental changes affecting Canadians


Unit 2b – Government and Politics –


(Assignment’s 14-16) understanding the political spectrum, how Canadians effect political change, formation of governments in Canada, the Canadian constitution


The Social Studies 11 Online course is graded as follows:
   StartUp Assignment - 5%
   Assignments (16) - 44%
   Online Discussions (5) – 5%
   Online Quizzes (12) – 6%
   Midterm Exam – 20% (this is a mandatory exam that must be written at VLN)
   Final Exam – 20% (this is a mandatory exam that must be written at VLN)

The course requirements listed above will comprise your VLN mark.  This is worth 80% of your final mark for the course. 

There is a Provincial Exam that is worth 20% of your final mark.


An online E-Text version of the Counterpoints 2 textbook is available to all students who have successfully completed the StartUp assignment. 

You can make an appointment with your teacher to come to VLN and register to gain access to the E-Text.



Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person.  Teachers work Monday through Friday.



Prescribed Learning Outcomes

Please review the Ministry of Education’s Prescribed Learning Outcomes for SS 11:


Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher.

Completion Date

Go to our school website and click on Students and then the Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.