Course: Social Studies 8

 

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Prerequisites

Social Studies 7

Description

Social Studies 8 studies the development and decline of civilizations from A.D. 500-1600. This includes medieval and Renaissance societies, their daily life and belief systems, and how the culture communicates it values and adapts to change. Students will look at the evolution of legal and governmental systems and how early economic systems were impacted by trade, commerce, science and technology. Also they will see how these cultures relate to world geography, population distribution and resource use.

Course Topics/Modules

Module 1 The Middle Ages

(8 Assignments)

 

Module 2  The Middle East

 (4  Assignments)

 

Module 3 India

 (4  Assignments)

 

Module 4 China

(3  Assignments)

 

Module 5 The European Renaissance

(2  Assignment)

Assessment

StartUp - 5%
Assignments - 55%
Discussions - 10%
Test - 30%

Resources

Information is on-line.

Optional Textbooks: Pathways, Civilizations through Times and Canadian Oxford Atlas 7th Edition

Deposit

$100 refundable

Teacher Support

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

Credits

4

Prescribed Learning Outcomes

Please see the course IRPs available at:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/social_studies/1997ss810.pdf

Teacher

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 http://vlns.ca and click on Students and then the Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.