Social 30 Spruce Grove

Social 30 Spruce Grove*

* While this course is primarily designed for 30-1 students, 30-2 students are also welcomed. We provide customized 30-2 learning materials and differentiated instruction, just choose "30-2" when registering.

Same learning materials and content - delivered in a shorter-length course


Instructor: Brandon Andreychuk

Price: $99 Prepaid or $110 Pay at the Door

Location: St. Peter the Apostle High School Spruce Grove

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Saturday June 9 10:30 am - 5:00 pm St. Peter the Apostle High School Room Assigned Upon Arrival Brandon Andreychuk
Class 2 Sunday June 10 11:30 am - 5:00 pm St. Peter the Apostle High School Room Assigned Upon Arrival Brandon Andreychuk

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 This session of the course will focus directly on the two 30-1 writing assignments. As both writing assignments use sources as prompts, we will review the student expectations for each task. We will practice the skills of interpreting sources as well as identifying the relationships that exist between them. For assignment II, we will practice the skill of identifying an ideological perspective and making this analysis the foundation of the argumentative essay. We will do a general review of political and economic liberalism as students need to connect their writings to this ideology. We will also do an in-depth examination of the categories on the scoring guides and we will take a critical look at some pieces of writing in order to determine what constitutes excellent (and not so excellent) diploma exam writing.
Class 2 During this part of the Social 30-1 prep course we will focus on review of the main course and curricular concepts that are essential for success on both the written and multiple choice components of the Diploma Exam. As we work our way through the curriculum, special attention will be given to source analysis, with key skills and strategies being provided. Working with sources during the course review will give students important skills in concept synthesis and source analysis, both of which are essential on the diploma exam. As we progress though the course, we will work on and discuss many multiple choice exam questions. This will enable students to build important skills and strategies to hone their multiple choice skills and tailor them directly towards the ways in which Social Studies questions are frequently written. Throughout the review we will look at the historical development of liberalism and its viability as an economic ideology. We will also review the connection between liberalism and political ideologies. We will conclude the review by examining the different types of sources that are now being used on the new "dash 1" Diploma Exam.

Brandon Andreychuk

Brandon teaches social studies at Paul Kane High School in St Albert. Since graduating in 2010 from the University of Alberta, he has taught every level of high school social studies and for the past six semesters has been asked to mark diplomas for Alberta Education. Brandon has taught Social 30 and 30-2 during semesters and through summer school which allows him to differentiate the "nice to knows" and the "need to knows" in these courses. Brandon is looking forward to working with you to help develop the tools you need to rock the diploma. 

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