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Alberta Social Studies Program of Studies (POS) Frontmatter by Mind Map: Alberta Social Studies Program of
Studies (POS) Frontmatter
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Alberta Social Studies Program of Studies (POS) Frontmatter

Program Vision

21st century learners

citizenship and identity

multiple perspectives

Aboriginal

Francophone

pluralistic

bilingual

multicultural

inclusive

democratic

diversity and respect for differences

social cohesion

sense of belonging and acceptance

Definition of Social Studies

the study of people in relation to each other and to their world

issues- focused

inquiry-based

interdisciplinary subject

history

geography

ecology

economics

law

philosophy

political

science

social sciences

The Role of Social Studies

Values and Attitudes

value diversity

respect dignity

support equality

demonstrate compassion, fairness, justice

respect humanity and world issues

Knowledge and Understanding

understand their rights and responsibilities

understand the unique nature of Canada

understand the diversity of Aboriginal traditions

Understand how knowledge of the past contributes to a better comprehension of the future

understand contemporary challenges

understand political and economic distribution

understand the role of legal institutions

Skills and Processes