CIVICS

Grade 10, Open

                                                                                        

Course Description:

This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society.  Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts.  In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore their own and others’ beliefs and perspectives on civics questions and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.

 Units of Study/Assessment and Evaluation

Unit

Major Summative Task

Timeline/Deadline

Unit 1:  Introduction to Government and Democracy

Supported Opinion Paragraph

 Unit Test

Middle of Unit

 End of Unit

Unit 2:  Canadian Government

Model Parliament or Model Election

 Unit Test

Middle of Unit

 End of Unit

Unit 3:  Global Citizenship

 

Unit Test

End of Unit

 

Culminating Task

NGO Research Assignment

End of Course    15%

Final Examination                            ------------------------------------------------------------  15%