The St. Joseph C.S.S. Social Science Department offers a wide variety of courses and opportunities for students to discover and participate in the world in which they live.
Mrs. Neal's American History students were treated to a lecture and musket demonstration by Mr. Carraro as an Upper Canada Officer in the War of 1812.
Grade 10 Canadian History students witnessed World War I come alive at Fort York.
Mr. Carraro's Grade 12 Politics class organized the Student Vote in advance of the Municipal Elections this fall.
A few of the events Social Science has organized:
Yearly, The Social Science Department prepares a Remembrance Day assembly for the school community.
St. Joseph Social Science department would like to thank Corporal of the 3rd Combat Engineers, Lucas Caravetta and Pipe Major of the Queen's Rangers, David Sanderson for joining us to commemorate Remembrance Day on this very special 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.
The Social Science department was honoured to have Holocaust Survivor, Mr. Elly Gotz, as our special guest speaker again this year.
Congratulation to Mr. Gotz on the publication of his new book Flight of Spirits now available in the library!
Mr. Gotz spoke to our Grade 10 History students about his experiences during the Holocaust. He inspired students with his powerful story of survival and message of hope and tolerance.
The Peel Region Mock Bail Tournament took place on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. This tournament is run by Her Worship Samantha Burton and Dufferin Peel Law teacher Jessica Price through the Peel Justice Education Network (PJEN) which is comprised of members of the Judiciary, Crown & Defence Councils, Peel Regional Police, Court Services Personnel as well as Dufferin-Peel and Peel Board teacher representatives.
The tournament is open to Grade 11 Law students and is held at the A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse in Brampton. This year's tournament had 8 schools participate from Peel Region. Students prepared the case of R. v. Sousa and worked with Crown & Defence Mentor Lawyers to prepare their roles which they presented in a real courtroom in front of a real Justice of the Peace.
Mock Bail Champions 2018!
These Grade 11 Law students competed in the 2018 Peel Region Mock Bail Tournament at the Brampton Courthouse. Lawyers delivered masterly crafted arguments and witnesses were brilliant in their roles. Congratulations to each of you for playing a part in our success.
These Grade 12 students trained at the Brampton Courthouse with Court Personnel to be Court Clerks for the 2018 Peel Region Mock Bail Tournament. These students helped run their courtrooms by calling the court to order, swearing in witnesses and maintaining court decorum for the Justices of the Peace. Thank you for all your help, you were instrumental in making this tournament a success.
Our Grade 10 History students had to opportunity to visit the historic castle, Casa Loma in 2017. Students explored the vast building and participated in a guided tour as part of our World War I Unit. Students learned about Canada's role in World War I both in Europe and on the home front.
Waste reduction workshops delivered by EcoSource will take place over two days in second semester. Presenters from EcoSource will be at St. Joseph to talk to Social Science students about how to better manage waste both at home and at school.
The St. Joseph Debate Club
The Debaters Club
St. Joe’s Debaters is comprised of students from every grade level and meets after school each Friday afternoon. We are dedicated to the ‘art of discourse’ and hold moderated, intramural competitions debating a variety of topics from current issues to classic quandaries. We are always looking for students who appreciate well-crafted, persuasive arguments and who generally want their thoughtful opinions heard.