"Unit 5 examines the way in which historical events influence a society's development and how historical events impact current issues and events. This unit is essentially a major research project for the student and should not be done separately towards the end of the course. The project should be carried out over the last half of the school year, beginning in early February. The outcomes for this unit are intended to build on the historian's method introduced in unit 1 and developed throughout the course."
SCO 5.1: The student will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the role of history in shaping our current circumstances
SCO 5.1.1 Evaluate the ways in which history affects the development of various aspects of society
SCO 5.1.2 Evaluate the possible significance of history on current issues and events
SCO 5.1.3 Determine the historical roots of current events, issues, and problems