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K-12 Learning at home during COVID-19

This library guide outlines resources used to support BC K-12 curriculum-focused learning in home settings.

Social Studies

Introduction to the curriculum

The primary goal of Social Studies education is to give students the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens who are able to think critically, understand and explain the perspectives of others, make judgments, and communicate ideas effectively.  The Social Studies curriculum provides opportunities for students to learn about Canadian society, our democratic institutions, and the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens.  It explores how students can have an impact on the decisions made in their society and advocate for causes important to them. Students will also understand the importance of being open to new ideas and civil to those with whom they disagree in creating a healthy and vibrant democracy.

View all K-12 Social Studies curriculum from the BC Ministry of Education's website 

Royal BC Museum's Learning Portal

The Royal British Columbia Museum has loads of great content on their Learning Portal

Canadian Museum of History has dozens of online exhibits

The Big History Project has excellent online and video educational content.

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