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Social Studies

Using culturally appropriate teachings, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding, and attitudes that will serve them both inside and outside the classroom.

Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides a coordinated study drawing upon different disciplines- like science and geography. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

Our students at Wikwemikong Wasse Abin School will be able to apply the skills they learn in social studies in a variety of contexts to examine information critically, to assess the significance of events and processes, to develop an understanding of and respect for different points of view, and to reach conclusions and propose solutions to critical problems.