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The Freedom to Soar
Social Studies


The primary goal of Social Studies education is to give students the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens who are able to think critically, understand and explain the perspectives of others, make judgments, and communicate ideas effectively.

At GSS, students study a wide variety of topics that encourage them to make connections related to important personal and global issues. At present, students are required to take Social Studies 8, 9, 10,  with one additional mandatory course in Grade 11/12, such as Law, History in the 20th Century, or Genocide Studies.