Socials 11

Journey through 20th Century Canadian history and see how the country that exists today was shaped. Students will engage with the powerful forces that influenced the world: communism, democracy, discrimination, immigration, peacekeeping and more. Although this is a provincial course, Socials 11 strikes a balance between preparing students for the exam, and keeping students interested in the material. Examples of activities include: political simulation games, role-play, debate, mock trials, and stock market simulations to name just a few.

 

 

Your Teacher  – William Munro

BB_Staff_2017-6William’s love of the literary world is an essential part of his being; he was born in love with the word, and had he not loved it, he would not have been “him”. His passion for education came later, first discovered in his second year of university when he volunteered as a literacy tutor in Vancouver’s “inner-city” public schools. This experience has shaped his philosophy on education, which focuses primarily on compassion, and levity. His philosophy guides him in his teaching and it guided him through his degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia. He is thrilled to be a part of the Brain Boost team, to be given the opportunity to contribute his own perspective to all levels of English and Socials, with a special focus on Creative Writing. Will’s favourite word is parataxis (ask him what it means!). He loves semicolons and modernist poetry. His favourite author changes every week, but is currently e.e. Cummings. In his spare time William writes poetry, most of which focuses on things like consciousness, the body, and just how strange everything is. He is obnoxiously optimistic, and utterly in love with humanity, though he would never admit that if you asked him.

 

How much does it cost?
$2100.00

When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10-12

What are the dates?
Term 2: January 29 – June 14

What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 17

What credits can be earned?
Socials 11

 

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable. 
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