Students will examine various roles, relationships and responsibilities, how and why these may change and how they are connected to one's identity, culture and sense of self.
In the Holiday Preparations program, students will use the inquiry process to investigate some of the past and present traditions and celebrations within their community. In the Family Life program, students will describe similarities and differences in which people in two or more communities in different parts of the world meet their needs and have adapted to the location, climate, and physical features of their regions.
Students will compare ways of life among some specific groups in Canada around the beginning of the nineteenth century, and describe some of the changes between that era and present day. Students will use the social studies inquiry process to investigate major challenges that different groups and communities faced in Canada in the early to mid-19th century.
Students will learn how industrial development and the natural environment affected each other through the Gibson House Museum context. Students will use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some issues and challenges associated with balancing human needs/wants with environmental stewardship.
In the In Arms Against the Government program, students will assess responses of governments in Canada to some significant issues, and develop plans of action for governments and citizens to address social and environmental issues. Students will analyze social issues from various perspectives, including the perspective of the government responsible for addressing the issues.
In the In Arms Against the Government program, students will assess contributions to Canadian identity made by various groups, specifically the story of David Gibson and his family. Students will use the inquiry process to investigate different perspectives on the historical experiences of several distinct communities in Toronto.
In the In Arms Against the Government program, Students will analyze aspects of the lives of various groups in Toronto between 1800 and 1850 and use the historical inquiry process to investigate perspectives of different groups relating to the rebellion of 1837.