Social Studies Grade 10-12 Humanities Based Learning.


Natalie Sing (our new curriculum consultant), and I have collaborated with teachers on providing resources for grade 10- 12 BC learning outcomes in social studies and language arts.  We hope to cover some resources that will help individualized students find online resources, and compile projects and essays, on different Humanities aspects for the grad outcomes.

Here is a brief summary of the learning outcomes as prescribed by the BC Ministry, with a link to our HCOS History library resources .    For more sample SLPs go to our grad site.To further your Christian understanding of interpreting history please refer to our Christian worldview link, or history worldview or listen to Greg Bitgood's podcast on Christian worldview.

Suggested list of Reading for grade 10 students including some Humanities.

These suggestions are for grade 10 language arts and socials, with some novel study ideas in a Humanities approach.  To find matching resources in our linking library to help cover outcomes go to Canada-History-Nineteenth Century.

Pippa Davies Suggestions.
1. Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol. Or Oliver Twist, or David Copperfield. British author.
2. William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. British playwright.
3. Bruce Lancaster.  Bright to the Wanderer.  May be secular content. Covers Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837. Canadian author.
4. Susanna Moodie. Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush .  Exploration of life as a pioneer in Upper Canada. Canadian author.
5. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment. Russian author.
6. Victor Hugo. Les Miserables.
7. Homer. The Iliad.
8. Johnathon Swift. Gulliver's Travels. E book. Gulliver's Travels.
9. Agatha Christie. Death on the Nile.
10. Lawrence Hill. The Book of Negroes. Canadian author. Slave trade.

Natalie Sing Suggestions.

E. Pauline Johnson – Flint and Feather (First Nations – poetry)
Robert Service – Cremation of Sam McGee, The Shooting of Dan McGrew (Gold Rush - poetry)
Catherine Parr Trail – Life in the Backwoods of Canada (Pioneers)
A Truly Loyal Subject by Vince Marquis (Confederation)
Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman (NW Mounted Police)
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
Christy by Catherine Marshall
North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Humanities 10
1.    Erich Maria RemarqueAll Quiet on the Western Front
2.  George Orwell.   Animal Farm
3.  Anton Chekhov.    The Cherry Orchard
4.  Franz Kafka.   The Metamorphosis 
5.  The Making of a Poem
6.  The Poetry Anthology
7.  A Poetry Handbook
8.  The Portable American Realism Reader

Mark Daley's suggested reading list for AP students and especially boys. 


Ann Hietkamp Grade 10
My Left Foot.  Christie Brown
The Life of Olaudah Equiano.  Paul Edwards.
Animal Farm.  George Orwell.
The Metamorphosis.  Franz Kafka.
Cry the Beloved Country.  Alan Paton.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories.  Salmon Rushdie.
To Kill a Mockingbird.  Harper Lee.
Les Miserables.  Victor Hugo.
For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Ernest Hemingway.
The Great Gatsby.  F Scott Fitzgerald.
Snow Falling on Cedars.  David Guterson.
Brave New World.  Aldous Huxley.

Short Story Author Suggestions
Isaac Asimov
Anton Chekhov
Nadine Gordimer
Jack Hodgins
Shirley Jackson
Katherine Mansfield

The Tempest.  Julius Caesar.  The Merchant of VeniceAs You Like It.  All William Shakespeare.
The Crucible.  Arthur Miller.
Death of a Salesman.  Arthur Miller.
A Streetcar Named Desire.  Tennesee Williams
The Importance of Being Ernest.  Oscar Wilde.
The Homecoming.  Harold Pinter.
Saint Joan.  George Bernard Shaw.

 Grade 11 Humanities Suggestions
Grade 11 learning outcomes are to be found in our linking library under the following organisers:

Reading Suggestions
Natalie Sing
Never Cry Wolf.   Farley Mowat
L.M. Montgomery . Canadian pioneer story.  Rilla of Ingleside
W.O Mitchell.  Who has seen the Wind
Joy Kogowa.  Japanese internment WW2.  Obasan
John McRae.  Poetry.   In Flanders Fields.
To Kill a Mockingbird.   Harper Lee
Passage to India.  E.M. Forester
Lilies of the Field.  William Edmund Barrett
Remains of the Day.  Kazuo Ishiguro
Murder on the Orient Express.   Agatha Christie
The Good Earth.   Pearl S. Buck
To Sir with Love.   E.R. Braithwaite
The Grapes of Wrath.   John Steinbeck
The Hiding Place.   Corrie Ten Boom. Holocaust.
Red Scarf Girl.   Ji-Li Jian.  Cultural Revolution China.

The Book Thief. Markus Zusak.  Second World War.

Pippa Davies
Romeo and Juliet, or Macbeth.  William Shakespeare.
The Red Badge of Courage.  Stephen Crane. First World War. 
Oliver Twist.  Charles Dickens.  
The Great Gatsby. Great Depression.  F Scott Fitzgerald.
The Chrysallids.  John Wyndham
Jane Eyre.  Emily Bronte.
Pride and Prejudice.  Jane Austen.
Animal Farm.  George Orwell.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth.  Jules Verne
A Kind of Courage.  Colleen Heffernan.  Second World War.

Grade 12 Humanities Suggestions
Natalie Sing

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton.  South Africa- Apartheid.
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer
After the War by Carol Matas and other books on Holocaust and WW11.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Peace Child by Don Richardson
Bruchko by Bruce Olsen
Dream Thief by Stephen R. Lawhead (Science Fiction)
Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
Thirty Nine Steps and others by John Buchan

Pippa Davies  
Hamlet.  William Shakespeare.
The Hiding Place.  Corrie Ten Boom.  Second World War.
Sense and Sensibility.  Jane Austen,
The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Victor Hugo. 
Frankenstein.  Mary Shelley.
The Pioneers.  James Fenimore Cooper. 
The Life of Pi.   Yann Martel. 
Paradise Lost.  John Milton. Poetry.
Moby Dick.  Herman Mellville.

Grade 12 learning outcomes are very similar to grade 11 outcomes so please refer to these organisers, along with the following:
Communist Bloc.