BC Social Studies Lesson Plans
Grade 10

To what extent do countries have the responsibility (humanitarian and/or legal) to take in and/or aid refugees?

  • I can name relevant international laws and treaties relevant to refugees, and summarize the origins of the Indo-China refugee crisis.
  • I can explain the widespread effects of the Indo-China refugee crisis and understand how and why certain nations would have responded in the way they did.
  • I can consider how a nation’s response to refugees reflects its values, and how a refugee crisis can affect a nation politically, socially, and economically.

How has the Canadian government’s relationship with First Peoples regarding treaties changed or stayed the same?

  • I can describe how Canadian treaties are complex agreements between Indigenous people and the Canadian Government.
  • I can critically analyze whether the terms in a treaty were beneficial to both parties.
  • I can apply my learning to work towards reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous population.

What is the contribution of the labour movement in achieving many social programs, policies, and laws in Canada?

  • I can name benefits that we enjoy today because of the labour movement.
  • I can analyze the causes and consequences of milestones in workers’ rights.
  • I can consider my personal opinions about unions and workers’ rights.

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
  • I can consider how our laws and policies reflect our values.

Should we abolish the Indian Act?

  • I can describe the worldview of the Canadian government that resulted in the Indian Act.
  • I can analyze three main sections of the Indian Act: the reserve system, residential schools, and Indian status.
  • I can consider perspectives for and against abolishing the Indian Act.

What have been the turning points for women’s rights in Canada?

  • I can identify Canadian women who were trailblazers for women’s rights
  • I can analyze significant turning points in women’s rights in Canada.
  • I can explain what needs to be done to remove barriers to gender equality in Canada today.

How have past governments of Canada used laws to discriminate against Canadian citizens?

  • I can describe how the War Measures Act discriminated against some Canadians based on their race, ethnicity, religion, and political beliefs.
  • I can make judgements about past discriminatory policies and assess how current legislation protects rights and freedoms.
  • I can explain the importance of balancing individual rights with the need to protect security and order.

What are the costs and benefits of free trade for Canada?

  • I can name the major trade agreements that Canada is involved in.
  • I can consider the pros and cons of free trade from different points of view. 
  • I can respectfully and thoughtfully debate the costs and benefits of Canada’s involvement in free trade agreements

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