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