Social Studies 9

Course code: MSS--09---

With the new curriculum, the focus of Socials 9 covers the years between 1750 and 1919.  The Socials 9 new curriculum centers on four Big Ideas: Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events, the physical environment influences the nature of political, social and economic change, disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies, and collective identity is constructed and can change over time.

Learning standards include:

  • political, social, economic and technological revolutions
  • the continuing effects of imperialism and colonialism on indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world
  • global demographic shifts, including patterns of migration and population growth
  • nationalism and the development of modern nation-states, including Canada
  • local, regional and global conflicts
  • discriminatory policies, attitudes and historical wrongs
  • physiographic features of Canada and geological processes