Big ideas in Social Studies 8
- Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Tumblr, Snapchat, and YouTube. The world keeps getting more and more interconnected; this has pros and cons. It's awesome to be able to connect with others around the world, but does this virtual connection take us away from the physical world around us?
- The invention of the airplane changed how humans travel and discover the world, but it also has lead to a powerful and destructive military tool. Discoveries and inventions can be good or bad for society.
- Ancient Greece created many tools and systems that we have today. At one time, they were a superpower, but now they are on the brink of collapse. The way that societies change is complex and unpredictable.
- What happens when First Nations children are taken away from their families and forced into Residential Schools? The collision and conflict between different cultures is experienced differently by those involved.