“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
Physical Geography 12
Political Studies 12
BC First Peoples 12
Social Justice 12
For descriptions of each course, click on https://de.deltasd.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/02/DSS-Course-Program-Guide-2022-2023.pdf