Social Studies 9
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Students will examine the dynamic between the legislative and political processes in Canada and their impact on issues relating to governance, rights, citizenship and identity. They will also explore issues of an economic nature and their effects on quality of life, citizenship and identity in Canada and the United States.
Units of Study:
Unit 1 : Issues for Canadians : Governance and rights
General outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for how the political system, while trying to meet the needs of all Canadians, has an impact on our citizenship and identity.
Unit 2: Issues for Canadians : Economic systems in Canada and the Unites States
General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for how the economic decision making process in Canada and the United States has an impact on quality of life, citizenship and identity.
Textbook : Issues for Canadians (available at the library)
Homework and assignments are of utmost importance and are the easiest way to earn good grades in this class. In order for work to count, it must be complete and ready for correction at the beginning of class. If assignments are not complete, students will be required to attend our noon hour S.O.S. (student opportunities for success) room where they will complete missing work. If you have a valid reason and cannot complete your work on time, please provide a written note by a parent or guardian to me upon your return to school.
**Please note: Students will not be permitted to rewrite exams throughout the semester. At the end of the semester I will provide students with the opportunity to choose ONE test to re-write. It’s your job to STUDY!
This is a zero tolerance zone for plagiarism. Any evidence of plagiarism merits an automatic fail. School administration and parents/guardians will be notified after which appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken.
Homework is posted in class. It is the responsibility of students to keep track of their homework.
Tests and Quizzes
Students will be given a hard copy of the study guide, but you can find the link here if you want a head start!
Students may not use a dictionary, a thesaurus, or other reference materials when writing the test. It is recommended to review key words and concepts daily.
EXTRA HELP AVAILABLE BY REQUEST.
Program of studies available here.
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**This link will bring you to the Provincial document outlining the exact number of questions from each unit of study that will be present on the PAT. It also gives parents and students ideas and tips on how to do well on the PAT.
The Grade 9 Social Studies Achievement Test
The Grade 9 Social Studies Achievement Test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions based on outcomes in the Grade 9 Social Studies Program of Studies and is developed to be completed in 80 minutes. The test has two booklets: a Sources Booklet containing source materials and a Questions Booklet containing corresponding questions. Students record their answers to all multiple-choice questions on a tear-out, machine-scorable answer sheet. The multiple-choice questions are based on the two general outcomes in the Grade 9 Social Studies Program of Studies: 9.1 Issues for Canadians: Governance and Rights and 9.2 Issues for Canadians: Economic Systems in Canada and the United States. The test is divided into sections based on specific outcomes in the program of studies. Each specific outcome has either one or two sets of issue-centred sources in the Sources Booklet on which three to four multiplechoice questions are based. Knowledge and Understanding and Skills and Processes outcomes are integrated throughout the test. Values and Attitudes outcomes are best assessed in the context of the classroom. Students may not use a dictionary, a thesaurus, or other reference materials when writing the test.
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