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​Canadian & World Studies

Grade 11 Courses

Travel and Tourism

Gr. 11 Open (CGG 3O) SHSM

This course examines travel and tourism as vehicles for learning about selected parts of the world.  Students will become familiar with the unique characteristics of selected tourist destinations in a variety of world settings.  The class will look at the impact that the travel industry has on different tourist destinations throughout the world. 

Trips Toronto Trade Shows, Ripleys Aquarium/Toronto Tours, Niagara Falls


Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

Gr.11 University (HSP 3U) SHSM

This course introduces contemporary theories, questions and issues while analyzing various research methods. Students will become familiar with current thinking on various issues that have captured the interests of classical and contemporary social scientists.

Trips Various lectures at the University of Toronto


American History

Gr. 11 University (CHA 3U)

This course follows U.S. History from the very beginning right up to President Obama.  Students will examine the role of significant individuals such as Columbus, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Martin Luther King and events like the American Revolution, Slavery, the Civil War and 9/11.

Trips Fort George (Niagara-on-the-Lake) and current movies at the theatre


Understanding Canadian Law

Gr.11 Univ./College (CLU 3M) SHSM

This course explores Canadian law with a  focus on criminal and civil legal procedures that are relevant to peoples everyday lives. Through a study of the police, court trials, and sentencing, student’s will gain a practical   understanding of Canada’s legal system.       Students will use critical thinking, inquiry, and communication strategies to develop   informed opinions.

Trips - Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice 


World History to the 16th Century
Gr. 11 Univ. / College (CHY 3M)

This course traces human history from the origins of primitive man up to the sixteenth century.  Emphasis will be on the development of key civilizations of ancient history, such as those of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire and others around the world.  A guiding focus will be how these political, cultural, economic and historical forces have come to shape the modern world as we know it today.

Trips- Royal Ontario Museum


Grade 12 Courses

Canadian and World Issues

Gr. 12 University (CGW 4U) SHSM

This course examines the challenges of living in the world today while trying to create a future that is both sustainable and equitable.  Students will investigate a variety of current issues in the world and attempt to understand how we can meet the human needs of as many people as possible while repairing and protecting the natural environment. 




Gr. 12 University (CPW 4U) SHSM

This course examines Canadian and world politics from a variety of perspectives.  Students will investigate the ways in which individuals, groups and states engage to influence domestic and world events, the role of political ideologies in shaping relations within and amongst foreign governments.

Trips Queens Park, City Hall, role playing at various Model Parliaments


Canadian and International Law

Gr. 12 University (CLN 4U) SHSM

This course examines both Canadian and International Law in a global context.   Students will critically analyze case studies and communicate their findings in a variety of ways, such as role playing in Mock Trial cases.

Trips - Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice 

Guest Speakers Police, Lawyers, Corrections Workers


World History: West and the World
Gr. 12 University (CHY 4U)

This course begins with the artistic revolution of the Renaissance and religious revolt against the Catholic Church in the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, as Europe becomes the dominant power of the world.  Political revolutions follow, with massive political, social and economic changes in England, the United States, France, Russia and China, while the scientific revolutions of Galileo, Newton, Darwin and Einstein advance technology like never before. 

Trips Fort George (Niagara-on-the-Lake)


Challenge and Change

Gr. 12 University (HSB 4U) SHSM

This course examines the theories and methodologies used in Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behavior and their impact on society.  Students will analyze cultural, social and biological patterns in human societies, looking at the ways in which those patterns change over time.

Trips - CAMH Tour (Mental Health Facility)


Ms. Orr's Grade 10 Civics & Mr. Tantardini's Grade 12 Politics Classes trip to Queens Park


Mr. Mihevc, Mr. Diez and the Grade 11 American History class storm Fort George

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