Socials 10 will explore relevant recent historical events that contributed to the current world landscape we experience today in 2021. From understanding the role of British colonialism in establishing the nation of Canada and the cavalcade of negative impacts that were borne by Canada’s Indigenous peoples in the process, to exploring galvanizing events like World Wars and how they brought both individual nations and collections of countries together, this course will cover a wide span of concepts that help inform us of the way the world is today. Regardless of what you have or haven’t learned in the past, Sam will entice students with various forms of assignments, discussions, field trips and other experiences that bring our history alive and help us comprehend the world as we see it today.
Your Teacher – 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: February 1st – June 18th
What ages is it appropriate for?
14 – 17
What credits can be earned?