Civic Studies 11

Prescribed Learning Outcomes / Suggested Achievement Indicators

Informed Citizenship

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of historical and contemporary factors that help define Canadian civic identity
    • Analyse Canadian civic identity with reference to events from the 20th and 21st centuries related to the following defining factors:
  • Describe Canada’s electoral systems and processes
  • Describe the key features of prominent 20th and 21st century political and economic ideologies
  • Compare human rights provisions in Canada and internationally with respect to
      • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
      • BC Human Rights Code
      • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Civic Deliberation

  • Assess the application of fundamental principles of democracy (including equality, freedom, selection of decision makers, rule of law, and balancing the common good with the rights of individuals) with respect to selected 20th and 21st century cases in Canada
    • Relate the principles of democracy to selected events in Canada in the 20th and 21st centuries (e.g., the Persons Case, the Komagata Maru, Indian Act, Bill 101)
  • Analyse origins and key provisions of the Canadian social safety net and their impact on Canadian society
    • Explain the origin of provisions in the social safety net with reference to key historical events (e.g., Regina Manifesto, Bennett’s New Deal 1935, Alberta Social Credit money policy, post-WWII social programs, Saskatchewan Medicare Act 1944, the Canada Health Act)

Civic Action

  • Evaluate the citizen’s role in civic processes locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally
    • Explain available processes of and resources for civic discourse (e.g., petitions, letters to the editor, protest demonstrations, election campaigning, lobbying elected representatives, mediation, arbitration, litigation, Ombudsman, public inquiries, joining a political party)
    • Select relevant case examples of individual or collective civic action and assess their effectiveness (in BC: e.g., Gay and Lesbian Rights, Free Speech Campaigns, Bloody Sunday, Clayoquot Sound)

 

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