The goal of the Social Studies program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active and responsible citizens. This course helps students develop their sense of self and community, while encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive democratic society. As a required course for graduation, students will be required to complete either Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2. The Bishop O’Byrne Social Studies program offers differentiated instruction that fosters student success. The program is designed to offer a single blended stream for the grade 10, 11 and 12 courses. At the end of the term, students receive a mark for either Social Studies -1 or Social Studies -2 level. Social 10-1 Honours, 20IB and 30 IB are maintained as separate groupings.

Social Studies 10-1 Honours

5 credit

Social Studies 10-1 Honours is recommended for students considering 20IB. This course enhances the Alberta Social Studies 10-1 curriculum, specifically through the use of primary sources analysis and the development of research skills. Recommendation for Success – minimum 80% in Grade 9 Social.

Social Studies 10-1

5 credit

Students completing this inquiry-based course will recognize and appreciate the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on identity, lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Recommendation for Success – minimum 65% in Grade 9 Social.

Social Studies 10-2

5 credit

Students completing this inquiry-based course will develop an awareness of the impacts of globalization on peoples in Canada and other locations, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will explore historical aspects of globalization as well as the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Recommendation for Success – Students with a mark less than 65% in Grade 9 Social should enrol in this course.

Social Studies 20-1 IB

5 credit

Social 20-1IB is designed primarily for those students who successfully completed Social 10-1 Honours. The goal of the Social Studies 20-1 IB course is to integrate the Alberta Social Studies 20-1 curriculum with required components of the IB Higher Level History program. A key focus of this course is increased competency in primary source analysis and research skills, and the commencement of the Internal Assessment portion of the IB History exam.

Social Studies 20-1

5 credit

This course explores the complexity of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. Students completing this course will develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada. Students will explore the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. Students will recognize and appreciate the perspectives of others and develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues. Recommendation for Success – Minimum 65% in Social Studies 10-1.

Social Studies 20-2

5 credit

This course explores the complexity of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. Students completing this course will develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada. Students will explore the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. Students will recognize and appreciate the perspectives of others and develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues. Prerequisite Social Studies 10-2. Recommendation for Success – students with a mark less than 65% in Social Studies 10-1 should enrol in this course.

Social 30-1 IB

5 credit

Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues as active, informed and responsible citizens. Prerequisite Social Studies 20-1 IB.

Social Studies 30-1

5 credit

Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understanding the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues as active, informed and responsible citizens. Recommendations for Success – minimum 65% in Social Studies 20-1.

Social Studies 30-2

5 credit

Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues as active and responsible citizens. Recommendation for Success – students with a mark less than 60% in Social Studies 20-1 should enrol in this course.

Western World History 30 IB

5 credit

Western World History 30 IB provides students interested in the study of history with the opportunity to complete the requirements for the IB Higher Level History Programme. Students will examine trends and developments, continuity and change through time and individual events. The course is concerned with individuals and society in a broad context (social, political, economic, religious, technological and cultural). Studies include in-depth examination of the Cold War, the rise and rule of single-party states, and European (including the USSR) history.

Social Studies

The goal of the Social Studies program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active and responsible citizens. This course helps students develop their sense of self and community, while encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive democratic society. As a required course for graduation, students will be required to complete either Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2. The Bishop O’Byrne Social Studies program offers differentiated instruction that fosters student success. The program is designed to offer a single blended stream for the grade 10, 11 and 12 courses. At the end of the term, students receive a mark for either Social Studies -1 or Social Studies -2 level. Social 10-1 Honours, 20IB and 30 IB are maintained as separate groupings.

Social Studies 10-1 Honours

5 credit

Social Studies 10-1 Honours is recommended for students considering 20IB. This course enhances the Alberta Social Studies 10-1 curriculum, specifically through the use of primary sources analysis and the development of research skills. Recommendation for Success – minimum 80% in Grade 9 Social.

Social Studies 10-1

5 credit

Students completing this inquiry-based course will recognize and appreciate the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on identity, lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Recommendation for Success – minimum 65% in Grade 9 Social.

Social Studies 10-2

5 credit

Students completing this inquiry-based course will develop an awareness of the impacts of globalization on peoples in Canada and other locations, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will explore historical aspects of globalization as well as the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Recommendation for Success – Students with a mark less than 65% in Grade 9 Social should enrol in this course.

Social Studies 20-1 IB

5 credit

Social 20-1IB is designed primarily for those students who successfully completed Social 10-1 Honours. The goal of the Social Studies 20-1 IB course is to integrate the Alberta Social Studies 20-1 curriculum with required components of the IB Higher Level History program. A key focus of this course is increased competency in primary source analysis and research skills, and the commencement of the Internal Assessment portion of the IB History exam.

Social Studies 20-1

5 credit

This course explores the complexity of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. Students completing this course will develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada. Students will explore the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. Students will recognize and appreciate the perspectives of others and develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues. Recommendation for Success – Minimum 65% in Social Studies 10-1.

Social Studies 20-2

5 credit

This course explores the complexity of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. Students completing this course will develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada. Students will explore the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. Students will recognize and appreciate the perspectives of others and develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues. Prerequisite Social Studies 10-2. Recommendation for Success – students with a mark less than 65% in Social Studies 10-1 should enrol in this course.

Social 30-1 IB

5 credit

Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues as active, informed and responsible citizens. Prerequisite Social Studies 20-1 IB.

Social Studies 30-1

5 credit

Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understanding the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues as active, informed and responsible citizens. Recommendations for Success – minimum 65% in Social Studies 20-1.

Social Studies 30-2

5 credit

Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues as active and responsible citizens. Recommendation for Success – students with a mark less than 60% in Social Studies 20-1 should enrol in this course.

Western World History 30 IB

5 credit

Western World History 30 IB provides students interested in the study of history with the opportunity to complete the requirements for the IB Higher Level History Programme. Students will examine trends and developments, continuity and change through time and individual events. The course is concerned with individuals and society in a broad context (social, political, economic, religious, technological and cultural). Studies include in-depth examination of the Cold War, the rise and rule of single-party states, and European (including the USSR) history.