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Earl Marriott

To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield

Social Studies
Social Studies

 

Earl Marriott Secondary has a long and proud history of Social Studies education. Similar to many other Surrey schools, our Junior program offers Social Studies 8-10 that are skill-building humanities courses. Additionally, the Senior courses, including Social Studies 11, History 12, Geography 12, Law 12 and Social Justice 12 allow students to explore and expand their knowledge base in specific Senior Social Studies course as many students look towards Post-Secondary studies in these fields. 



Below is a complete list of courses and their descriptions.
 

Social Studies 9

Prerequisite: Social Studies 8

Social Studies 9 is often described as two smaller courses rolled into one. Students investigate the struggle for democracy by studying the great revolutions. The English, French, and American Revolutions take the focus of the study and development of democracy, while the Industrial Revolution illustrates how massive social change can occur in a non-violent way. Additionally students study the social, political and economic development of the North American continent from the arrival of the Vikings to the War of 1812. Canadian regional geography and current events remain the other focus of the Social Studies 9 curriculum.

 

Social Studies 10

Prerequisite: Social Studies 9

Social Studies 10 traces the development and birth of the Canadian nation from the War of 1812 through to Confederation in 1867. Students will study the political development of the nation and the issues that steered Canada towards political unity and nationhood. Students will also investigate English, French and First Nations relations throughout the course and will also investigate the development of the modern British Columbia economy. The regions of Western Canada as well as current events will be examined.

 

Social Studies 10 traces the development of Canada economically, socially, and politically from the War of 1812 to the beginning of the 20th Century.  Students will study the identity, society, and culture of Canada and the issues that steered Canada towards political unity and nationhood.  Students will also investigate English, French, and First Nation relations throughout the course, investigate the development of the modern British Columbia economy, and analyse how geography influenced the economic development and settlement patterns in regions of Canada. The physical regions of Canada as well as current events will be examined

 

Social Studies 11

Prerequisite: Social Studies 10

Social Studies 11 is a Provincially examinable course that studies Canada’s modern history, the structure and function of government and global issues and environmental concerns. Specific topics found in the course are World War One and World War Two, Cold War Conflicts, the inner workings of Canadian government and the Senate and the impact of exponential population growth on world resources just to name a few. The Provincial exam is worth 20% of the course grade.

 

Social Studies 11 is a provincially examinable course and is required for graduation. The course examines Canada’s modern history, the structure and function of government, and global issues such as population and living standards, and environmental concerns. Specific topics that are studied in the course include Canada’s international involvement in World War One, World War Two, the Cold War and into the 21st Century. The course also examines the development and impact of Canadian social policies and programs related to immigrants, First Nations, and minority rights.  Canadian politics including the inner workings of Canadian government and the Senate are studied. Geographically, topics such as the impact of exponential population growth on world resources and living standards are examined.

 

Geography 12

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11

Geography is the study of the physical and human environment. Topics of study include plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, weather and climate, resources (forests, land and water) and resource management (acid rain, pollution).

 

Geography 12 is the study of the physical and human environment.  It sets out to help students understand the basic physical processes such as plate tectonics, volcanism, glaciers, rivers, climate and weather, biomes, and physical resources. Geography 12 also seeks to identify the connection between humans and the earth’s surface. Human geography is integrated into the study of these physical components.  Topics students will explore include the nature of geography, environmental issues, earthquakes and volcanism, landscapes created by wind, water and ice, climate change and resource exploitation and management.

 

History 12

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11

History 12 is a rigorous provincially examinable course that studies 20th Century history from 1919 – 2001. Topics covered in this course are the impact of World War One, the Paris peace Conferences,, the rise of fascism, the cause and chronology of World War Two, the origins of the Cold War and Cold War Conflicts. The Civil Rights Movement is also examined. Students are expected to be able to read, understand and write historically in this action packed and fast paced course.

 

Social Justice 12

Prerequisites: Social Studies 11

Social Justice 12 is an interactive course that involves defining and studying past and current impact of : aboriginal issues, children’s rights, labor issues, poverty, racial issues, gender and sexual orientation, women’s issues. In place of a final exam students will complete an action plan in which they get involved in a school, local, national, or international social justice issue. This course will be good preparation for college or university-bound students. The course deals with a variety of topics that are heavily emphasized in the humanities / arts departments, but are not a large part of the rest of the Social Studies curriculum. Students need to be prepared to have excellent work habits and to be very involved in classroom participation.   

 

Law 12

Prerequisites: Social Studies 11

​As this course involves sophisticated readings, it is suggested that students have a good background in both Social Studies and English.

 

Law is the study of the formal rules of governing our society. Students will be introduced to many areas of law and its basic principals. Students study selected cases and their backgrounds and from them, will deduce constitutional, civil and criminal law fundamentals. Law 12 will be particularly helpful to students considering careers in politics and government or as paralegals, police officers or lawyers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dorisbakgaard_d@surreyschools.caJr. Dept. Head
  
Markcassell_m@surreyschools.caSocial Studies Teacher
  
Edwardewacha_e@surreyschools.caSocial Studies and StEMS teacher
  
Markfigueira_m@surreyschools.caSr. Dept Head
  
Katehenderson_k@surreyschools.caSocial Studies Teacher
  
Jameslee_james@surreyschools.caSocial Studies and Law Teacher
  
Raylee_r@surreyschools.caSocial Studies and Planning Teacher
  
Lindsaymacgowan_lmSocial Studies Teacher
  
Keelyspeechley_k@surreyschools.caSocial Studies Teacher
  
Christophertrevelyan_c@surreyschools.caSocial Studies Teacher
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