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Social Studies Department Summary

The goal of the Social Studies program is to promote a sense of belonging and acceptance as you engage in active and responsible citizenship. The program has a strong focus on Canadian and Alberta history and you will become involved in your own learning by asking questions, sharing ideas and understandings and working with others. Both courses meet graduation requirements and require that you write a diploma examination upon completion of the 30 level course.

However, the expectations for Social Studies 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1 are more challenging — particularly in areas of concept development, critical thinking and skill development. Our dedicated Social Studies department at Vimy Ridge Academy are committed to helping students reach their full potential inside and outside the classroom. Students at Vimy Ridge appreciate how our teachers really go the extra mile to ensure this success, and it shows in our outstanding achievement results.

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Department Supplies

All students are expected to have a binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens and highlighters.