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Social Studies

​Social studies encompasses history and geography, and is the study of people in relation to each other and to the world in which they live. As a study of human beings in their physical, social and cultural environments, social studies examines the past and present, and looks towards the future. Social studies helps students acquire the skills, knowledge and values necessary to become active, democratic citizens and contributing members of their communities, locally, nationally and globally. It integrates the four foundation skill areas of literacy and communication, problem-solving, human relations and technology, and provides ideas and strategies to support the implementation of social studies.

The provincial curriculum includes citizenship, the core concept that focuses social studies learning at all grades and provides opportunities for students to explore the complexities of citizenship in four areas:

  • Active Democratic Citizenship in Canada
  • Canadian Citizenship for the Future
  • Citizenship in the Global Context
  • Environmental Citizenship

As students grow and learn the skills of citizenship, they contribute to their learning communities and to the betterment of our society.

 
 
 
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Dec 10 is Human Rights Day. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70! #LRSD Acting Superintendent Christian Michalik notes that education is both a right under the Declaration, and is a means to protect those rights. http://ow.ly/pMpf30mW2wv #standup4humanrights

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Dec 10 is Human Rights Day. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70! #LRSD Acting Superintendent Christian Michalik notes that education is both a right under the Declaration, and is a means to protect those rights. https://t.co/7C2ZZqPF9N #standup4humanrights https://t.co/N9axJ7bnEY

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Take in some volleyball at UofM! At 6pm @cjsLRSD Varsity Girls Volleyball Team plays for AAAA Provincial High School Championship at Investors Group Athletic Centre. At 8pm @dciLRSD Varsity Boys Volleyball Team play for Provincial Championship title. http://ow.ly/5j4N30mQOu3

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RT @julierielLRSD: Willow’s Wishes (with some help from a friend) magnet sales raised $62.00 on Tuesday evening. She has raised over $5000 for causes to help the homeless. Well done, Willow! @louis_riel_sd https://t.co/6PCWlL3xxr

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Have you seen The Lance? Read about LRSD's new Superintendent Christian Michalik, a very cool hydrology table at St. George School, and Glenlawn Collegiate tooting its own horn about a new production inspired by a devastating fire at the school in 1993. http://ow.ly/FSXn30mQDgI

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RT @landryjosie: Students and staff were having a grand old time at the Snowman Jam on Friday ⁦@louis_riel_sd⁩ Thank-you EA’s for the wonderful work you do with students☃️ https://t.co/JsxYPBQqfy

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