BC Social Studies Lesson Plans
Grade 9

How does the Royal Proclamation impact land claims in BC?

  • I can explain why Aboriginal land claims in BC are complex and controversial.
  • I can consider different perspectives on the Royal Proclamation of 1763.
  • I can refute biased opinions with arguments based on the principle of fairness.

How do a country’s laws and policies reflect its values?

  • I can summarize how Canadian immigration policies have changed over time.
  • I can explain the importance of the Komagata Maru Incident and its significance in Canadian history

Was the residential school system a well-meaning mistake or was it a shameful abuse of power? 

  • I can discuss the importance of knowing about residential schools. 
  • I can determine the most significant events in the history of the residential school system in Canada.
  • I can explain why it is important to redress a wrong even if it happened many years prior.

How might specific examples of past incidents of inequality be handled today under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

  • I can describe historic discriminatory policies towards ethnic minorities and First Peoples in Canada.
  • I can analyze ways the Canadian government justified discriminatory policies.
  • I can explain how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians and reflects our values.

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