Social Studies

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”      –  Marcus Garvy

Delta Secondary School’s Social Studies Department provides a program for its students based on Ministry of Education guidelines.  Our program provides opportunities for all students to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens.

The Social Studies curriculum is designed to develop thinking skills through six major thinking concepts: significance, evidence, continuity and change, cause and consequence, perspective and ethical judgment.

Through these six major thinking concepts students will have opportunities to explore and better understand their own identity, perspectives, and values as well as develop the competencies that encourage active, informed citizenship. They will develop the ability to think critically, consider different perspectives and ideas with an open mind, and disagree respectfully with those who have different opinions or points of view. They will be empowered to stay informed about public policy and take action on issues important to them.

Courses offered in Social Studies at Delta Secondary.

Social Studies 8-10

Explorations in Social Studies 11

20th Century World History 12

Economic Theory 12

Law Studies 12

Criminology 12

Physical Geography 12

Political Studies 12

BC First Peoples 12

Social Justice 12

Psychology 12

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