Social Studies & History
(Kindergarten to Grade 12+)
Unlocking Perspectives and Historical Insights
Students working through social studies and history learn the importance of respecting past, current and future cultures, traditions and ways of knowing. Our team introduces critical content in Canadian History, British History, and World History with an empathetic and multicultural teaching methodology that encourages authenticity and open listening. We also have tutors that specialize in Japanese History and Southern-European History, and are able to teach students in undergraduate college and university level courses in various subfields of History.
Using compassion-based teaching methodologies, students will grapple with international and cultural issues with a purposeful “listening-first” gaze: we must first listen before we can begin to understand these important issues. Using reputable academic materials, textbooks, media resources and film, these topics can be explored in ethically critical ways with the help of Knowledge Bump tutors. Emergent research in listening ethics and equity studies informs our carefully constructed lesson plans orienting themselves around honouring these important experiences and social issues.
Individualized plans are always designed with each student in mind - that's why we meet with you and your child first, so that we can get a better understanding of what they need to feel more confident along their learning journey.
It's also why every first session is free - we're so confident in our services that we don't accept any payment for the first session, letting you decide whether or not you'd like to continue with our program!
Some Examples of the areas of research that inform our programming for Social Studies:
Gamification, Empathy-based instructional practice, FNIM listening pedagogies, equity-based UD pedagogy, Critical dis/ability studies, transcultural practice, translingual practice, cultural and historical-subject course learning.