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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Social Sciences & Humanities (Family Studies)
 
2016 - 2017 Teaching Staff
Milver Bravo
Eliza Ercoli
Mary Nowlan
 
The Ontario Curriculum, Social Sciences and Humanities
For more information on Social Sciences & Humanities in Ontario, visit the Ministry of Education, Social Sciences & Humanities  website.
 
2016 - 2017 Social Science & Humanities Courses
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Family Studies
Please Note:
Students interested in Cooking or Culinary Arts should look at our Technological Education course offerings:

            • Hospitality & Tourism, Grade 10, Open (TFJ 201)
            • Hospitality & Tourism: Cooking, Grade 11/12, Workplace (TFC 3E1/4E1)
            • Hospitality & Tourism: Culinary Arts & Management, Grade 11/12 (TFR 3C1/4C1)

Food and Nutrition, Grade 9, Open (HFN 1O1)
 
This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing and is grounded in the scientific study of nutrition. Students will learn how to make informed food choices, how to prepare foods and will investigate our Canadian food heritage and food industries, as well as global food issues. The course also introduces students to research skills related to food and nutrition.
Prerequisite: None

Food & Nutrition Sciences, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (HFA 4M1)

This course examines various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural and global factors that influence people’s food choices and customs. Students will learn about current Canadian and worldwide issues related to food, frameworks for making appropriate dietary choices and food preparation techniques. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to food and nutrition.
Prerequisite: Any University, University/College or College Preparation Course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies


Clothing, Grade 10, Open (HNL 2O1)
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This course introduces students to the world of clothing. Students will gain knowledge about clothing and demonstrate basic skills associated with various techniques and technologies used to create garments and accessories. Students will learn about the functions of clothing and accessories and what clothing communicates about the wearer. They will learn how to enhance their personal wardrobe by assessing garment quality, developing shopping strategies, and developing an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of various retail formats. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to clothing.
Prerequisite: None
 
Understanding Fashion, Grade 11, College Preparation (HNC 3C1)
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This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. In addition, students will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion.
Prerequisite: None

The World of Fashion, Grade 12, University/College Preparartion (HNB 4M1)
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This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques, and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world.
Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies
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Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open (HPC 3O1)

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.
Prerequisite: None

Families in Canada, Grade 12, College Preparation (HHS 4C1)
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This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada.
Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation (HHS 4U1)
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This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
 
Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, College Preparation (HSP 3C1)

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This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. Students will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation (HSP 3U1)

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This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.
Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

The Psychology of Human Growth and Development , Grade 12, University (AP Course) (IDC 4UP)
This is an Interdisciplinary Studies course that will combine expectations from both the Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University (IDC4U) and Issues in Human Growth and Development, Grade 12, University/College (HHG4M). The emphasis of the course will be the focus of psychology as it relates to human growth and development.
 
This course will help students develop and consolidate the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Students will apply the principles and processes of inquiry and research to effectively use a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyse historical innovations and exemplary research; and to investigate real-life situations and career opportunities in interdisciplinary endeavours. They will also assess their own cognitive and affective strategies, apply general skills in both familiar and new contexts, create innovative products, and communicate new knowledge.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course

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Family Studies News 

Gold @ Skills Ontario . . . 4th in Canada!

May, 2012


Congratulations to Amanda McGroarty after winning Gold in @ the Skills Ontario Fashion Design Competition . . . Amanda competed @ Canda Skills in Edmonton where she placed 4th! Well done Amanda.

Click here for the full story.
 
 
 

Skills Ontario - Baking

Friday, February 25th, 2011

This past Friday, Dustin Sze and Carl Tomlin competed in the TCDSB Skills Ontario Baking Competition at J.P.II. This is a 4 and a half hour individual baking competition. Carl placed 4th, completing all the required elements (39 to be exact) in the allotted time. This is an excellent achievement for Carl.
 
Dustin’s passion, determination and skill resulted in a 1st place finish. This means that Dustin will continue on to the Ontario Skills Competition for Baking in Waterloo on May 3, where he will compete with the best in Ontario.
 
Please extend congratulations to both Dustin and Carl when you see them. They were true professionals.
 
 
Gr.10 Hospitality & Tourism
Ginger Bread Houses
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