Social Studies 11 with Charlie will cover the rapid development and proliferation of communication and transportation technologies in the 20th Century. Students will explore how these developments led to profound changes in personal and national identities, with special emphasis on the effects on their own identity as Canadian citizens. From here, students will go on to explore the implementation of economic theories, such as capitalism, communism and socialism, and their complex effects on social and political decision making and movements over the past 100 years. The course will investigate how the history of colonialism and its devastating consequences for indigenous peoples continue to greatly impact society and life today – students will learn that the intentional destruction of a culture is not inevitable and that any such attempt can be disrupted and resisted with an understanding of one’s own historical context.
Your Educator – Charlie Wu
Charlie has been in love with life and learning since 2004, when a very special teacher in his grade 3 class introduced him to the works of Roald Dahl upon noticing that he did’?t like books very much. After that moment, Charlie’s life changed in trajectory. He became fascinated with almost every subject at school, especially English. Later on, he would graduate from UBC with a double degree in Psychology and English Literature, all the while still being in love with life and learning. He has been teaching for over 5 years, and much of what he knows to be important in the world he has learned from children. His favorite things to discuss include theoretical psychology, poetry, and the history of science. If you ask Charlie what his favorite book is, he would probably give you a different answer every time. In the past, the answers have included Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Norwegian Wood, and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Ultimately, Charlie looks forward to teaching and learning about anything and everything at BrainBoost.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
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What credits can be earned?
Explorations in Social Studies 11