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Social Studies

The purpose of Social Studies is to assist in your development to function as a member of an increasingly complex society. Responsible and effective citizenship is the ultimate goal of Social Studies.  Informed opinions and critical thinking techniques are developed from a range of sub disciplines of Social Studies including: Political Science and International Relations, Geography, History and Economics. 

The Social Studies programming at Ross Sheppard includes Social Studies -1 and -2 streams, as well as the Knowledge and Employability stream of Social Studies.  We also offer a specific section of the 10-2 and 20-2 streams for English Language Learners.  The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is offered as a pre-IB course at the grade 10 level and the full program in grade 11 and 12.

For more information on specific courses and the prerequisites required, visit the Alberta Government’s Learn Alberta website here.