Social Justice 12
Successful completion of Social Studies 10 is required.
This course can be taken to satisfy the mandatory Social Studies graduation credit.
Social Justice 12 addresses various social injustices and is based on the new BC Curriculum: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/social-studies/12/social-justice
Social Justice 12 is centered on four big ideas:
- Social justice issues are interconnected.
- Individual worldviews shape and inform our understanding of social justice issues.
- The causes of social injustice are complex and have lasting impacts on society.
- Social justice initiatives can transform individuals and systems.
As students work through the material in this course they will be required to examine their own worldviews/experiences and how they contribute to their interpretation of various social injustices. The three main areas of social injustices that we will examine will be linked to poverty, sexual orientation and education. We will examine these issues from a Canadian viewpoint as well as from a world viewpoint through various forms of story. Students will have the opportunity to personalize the final unit and choose a social injustice for further exploration.
Students will communicate with the teacher for support as needed.
Total of 21 assignments:
1 Supervised test
Zoom support sessions can be organized with the course teacher.
There is no textbook for this course. Web camera required for proctored tests.
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