Socials 10

Social Studies 10 with Sam is an introduction to the place called Canada. Sam will take students through a history of the development of Canada, it’s ever forming identity and the current structure of its government. Students will learn about documents such as The Indian Act and how colonialism impacted, and continues to impact, the First Peoples of this land. After understanding the basics of Canada’s past and present, the course will travel around the globe and learn about World War II and the Cold War. Students will explore how these seemingly far off events from the past continue to impact contemporary life. This course will be information heavy but students will be offered a lot of choice how to engage with it: whether by text, audio book, video, graphic novel or something else, Sam will find a way to create a space for students to learn the information necessary in the way that works best for them.

Your Educator – Sam O’Connell

Born in Vancouver, Sam was raised in Dublin, Ireland. Sam graduated with an honours degree in Biology from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth before returning to Canada. From a young age she has been working with kids of all ages, who were struggling, in and out of the classroom from instructing swimming with Special Olympics Ireland to teaching IT classes in the local school. Through this experience she realised that one method doesn’t suit all when it comes to learning and we need to embrace that! In her spare time Sam can be found skating and playing ice hockey at many of the local rinks around Vancouver. She also loves listening to (and playing guitar to) all kinds of music. Phil Collins is a firm favourite though. Other hobbies include reading biographies and crime fiction books or playing video games. She is excited to bring her experience to BrainBoost!

How much does it cost?


When is it?

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

10:00 am-12:00 pm

What are the dates?
Term 2: January 31st- June 17th

What ages is it appropriate for?


What credits can be earned?

Social Studies 10

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After completing our enquiry form you will recieve a scheduled phone call to speak to our Intake Coordinator for further information on the course and registration process.