Grade 9 Social Studies: Atlantic Canada in the Global Community

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Grade 9 Social Studies: Atlantic Canada in the Global Community

Jenn Laudadio


Room 2085

The grade 9 social studies course, Atlantic Canada in the Global Community, enables students to examine and reflect on the major issues that affect them as individuals, Atlantic Canadians, and global citizens. Students will explore and appreciate the unique physical features of this region; the diverse, cultural, ethnic, and historical backgrounds that exist in Atlantic Canada; the economic issues and challenges they face in the context of global trends; the role technology in the past, present and future for Atlantic Canada; and the importance of world view for effective global citizenship.
The Nova Scotia Department of Education sets the focus of the grade 9 social studies curriculum in the following areas:

· Physical Setting (Geography)

· Culture

· Economics

· Technology

· Interdependence

Within each unit specific curriculum outcomes will be addressed through a variety of activities, such as videos, presentations, projects, assignments and tests.

Students are expected to:

· arrive to class on time

· arrive prepared to each class with a three ring binder with loose leaf, a pencil, a pen, and an eraser

· respect themselves, the school community, and the learning environment

· complete all assessment on-time

*** Students are not permitted to use their cell phones during class time ***

Attached are the General and Specific Curriculum Outcomes for the course.

Looking forward to a great year, and please contact me with any questions or concerns:

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