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Education - Social studies resources (Secondary)

A guide to materials in the library and on the internet that would be useful to Alberta Social Studies teachers in Junior and Senior High Schools

Issues for Canadians

GRADE 9: Canada: Opportunities and Challenges 

Grade 9 students will analyze the relationship between Canada’s political and legislative processes and their impact on issues pertaining to governance, rights, citizenship and identity. Students will also explore issues of economics and their impact on quality of life, citizenship and identity in Canada and the United States. 

Authorized textbook

  Issues for Canadians (320.971 LYI 2008). This is the only approved textbook for grade nine Social Studies. The accompanying teacher resource manual is shelved beside the student textbook.




Click on the other two tabs for examples of lessons and suggested resources for grade nine Social Studies outcomes.

General Outcome 9.1 Governance and Rights

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how Canada's political processes impact citizenship and identity in an attempt to meet the needs of all Canadians.

Lesson examples

Mercer Rant:  "Based on a recent court case involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, create a Rick Mercer style rant video outlining whether you think the outcome fostered recognition of individual rights in Canada". This was the inquiry task given to grade nine students at Calgary's Connect Charter School, by teacher David Scott.

Video below is from a grade nine Humanities project at Dr Gladys Egbert School. More details on the Galileo Education Network website.


Resources for teaching about Canadian Government and Law

General Outcome 9.2  Economic Systems in Canada and the United States

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how economic decision making in Canada and the United States impacts quality of life, citizenship and identity.

Resources for teaching about economic decision making

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