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Course Description
 
Civics, Grade 10, Open (CHV 20) Half-credit

This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them. Prerequisite: None
 
Contemporary Canadian History, Grade 10, Academic (CHC 2D)

This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view. Prerequisite: None

Contemporary Canadian History, Grade 10, Applied CHC 2P)

This course explores some of the pivotal events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada’s identity as a nation from World War I to the present. By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how individuals and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.
Prerequisite: None
 
American History, Grade 11, University Preparation (CHA 3U)

This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will examine issues of diversity, identity, and culture that have influenced the country’s social and political formation and will consider the implications of its expansion into a global superpower. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to determine causal relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view.
Prerequisite: Contemporary Canadian History, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

World History to the 16th Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (CHW 3M)

This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyze diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, criticalthinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and to present their own conclusions. Prerequisite: Contemporary Canadian History, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
Canadian History: Identity and Culture, Grade 12, University Preparation (CHI 4U)

This course explores the challenges associated with the formation of a Canadian national identity. Students will examine the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped Canada from the pre-contact period to the present and will investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to consider events and ideas in historical context, debate issues of culture and identity, and present their own views.
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation Course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities

World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University Preparation (CHY 4U)

This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social, political, and economic systems. They will use critical-thinking and communication skills to investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues and present their conclusions. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation Course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities

World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, College Preparation (CHY 4C)

This course explores the history of the world since the sixteenth century, emphasizing the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world. Students will learn about a variety of economic, social, and political systems and the changes they have undergone over time. Students will apply their developing skills of historical inquiry to understand and communicate ideas about the forces that have formed our modern world. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation Course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities
 
Analyzing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University Preparation (CIA 4U)

This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyze current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings.
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation Course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities
 
Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (CLU 3M)

This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates. Prerequisite: Contemporary Canadian History, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Preparation (CLN 4U)

This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political , and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyze legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation Course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities
 
History Department News
 

History Field Trip
Ms. Gawelczyk/Holland's Classes
December 10th, 2009
 
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