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Alberta Social Studies Program of Studies (POS)- The Front Matter by Mind Map: Alberta Social Studies Program of
Studies (POS)- The Front Matter
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Alberta Social Studies Program of Studies (POS)- The Front Matter

Program Vision

Helps to build sense of self

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Emphasizes importance of diversity and respect for differences.

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This view recognizes that citizenship and identity are shaped by multiple factors.

Definition of Social Studies

Is the study of people in relation to each other and the world.

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Is issue focused.

Is integral to the process of enabling students to develop an understanding of who they are, what they want to become and the society where they want to live.

Role of Social Studies

Active and responsible citizens

Understand the contributions of linguistic, cultural and ethnic groups of Canada.

Recognition of diversity.

Diversity as an asset.

Manifestations of this include:

First Nations, Inuit, Meitis

Official bilingualism



Provide processes to work out differences.

fostering inclusiveness.

Accommodation of diversity is essential.

Social Cohesion

Development of relations within and among communities.

Social Studies: Learners and Learning

Students bring own perspectives

construct meaning through lived experience.

Infusion of current events/issues.

Arrive at decisions for public good.

Strive to have students become engaged in communities.

Values and Attributes

value diversity

honor and value traditions

demonstrate global consciousness

value life long learning

Understand limits of natural environment

Knowledge and Understanding

Understand rights and responsibilities

Understand how knowledge of history contributes to a better understanding of contemporary realities.

Challenges and opportunities of immigration to newcomers.

Dynamic relationship with the natural environment.

Skills and Proceses

Active inqury

Active creative thinking

Problem solving

Historical and geographical skills

Conduct research

Communicate Ideas