Social 30 Lethbridge

Social 30 Lethbridge*

* 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 email us to let us know if you need 30-2 materials.

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Register early – classroom seats just 25 students

Instructor: Matt Strikwerda

Price: $99 prepaid OR $110 pay at the door
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before Dec 1st and we’ll take $5 off your first course, and $15 off each additional course.

Location: University of Lethbridge (Library Building)

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Saturday January 11 10:00 am - 5:00 pm University of Lethbridge Library - Room 1060 Brett Skague
Class 2 Sunday January 12 10:00 am - 5:00 pm University of Lethbridge Library - Room 1060 Brett Skague

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 During the first 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 pol
Class 2 The last 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.

Brett Skague
B.Ed -University of Lethbridge 
B.A - University of Lethbridge -->

Brett has a passion for history, Social Studies, and most importantly for helping students learn how to learn. A strong focus on a student-centered approach makes Brett's classroom an engaged, productive environment where all types of learners can find success. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of instructional tactics that will challenge all backgrounds and abilities to view issues from multiple angles and varying lenses all aimed at getting to the core components of the Social Studies 30 curriculum. 


When not teaching in the classroom, Brett can be found coaching the track and field team at Catholic Central High School, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins dominate the NHL, and doing hobby carpentry and woodworking.

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