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Canadian and World Studies

 

Civics

 

Civics, Grade 10, Open (CHV2O3) 0.50 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 and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national and global contexts. In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore their own and others’ beliefs and perspectives on civics questions and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.
Prerequisite: None
 
Geography

 

Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic (CGC1D1)
This course draws on a variety of frameworks, including ecozone framework, and principles of physical, human and economic geography, to explore Canada’s distinct and evolving. Students will investigate the interconnections among the landforms, climate, soils, plants, animals, and human activities in Canadian ecozones to develop geographic knowledge and skills that contribute to an understanding of Canada’s diversity and its role in the world.
Prerequisite: None
 
Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Applied (CGC1P1)
This course draws upon students’ everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including ecozone framework, to help students learn about the geography of Canada and the country’s place in the global community. Students will investigate the interconnections among the country’s landforms, climates, soils, plants, animals and human activities in order to understand Canada's character and diversity.
Prerequisite: None

 

Travel and Tourism:  A Regional Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open (CGG3O)
This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying selected world regions.
Using a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods, students will
conduct and present case studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics
of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and political factors that
influence travel and tourism; and the impact of the travel industry on communities and
environments around the world.
Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 
Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, University Preparation (CGW4U1)
This course draws on geographic concepts, skills methods, and technologies to analyse significant issues facing Canadians as citizens of an interdependent world. Students will examine the challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future through the study of a range of topics, including economic interdependence, geopolitical conflict, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the planet’s life-support systems.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
 

History

 

Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic (CHC2D1)
This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a country through changes in population, economy and technology. Students will analyse the elements that constitute Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities and study the evolution of political and social structures. Students will learn about differing interpretations of the past and will come to understand the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. They will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.
Students will choose PGC2O3 on their option sheet.
Prerequisite: None
 
Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Applied (CHC2P1)
This course traces Canadian history from Wilfred Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations’ recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. Students will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities and changes in political and social structures. Students will discover the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. As well, they will be given opportunities to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions and present information in a variety of ways.
Prerequisite: None


World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (CHW3M) 

This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras. 

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied


World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (CHW3M1)
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyze diverse societies from around the world, with particular regard to the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as of particular innovations, and will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied (CHC2D1 or CHC2P1)
 
Law

 

Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/ College (CLN3U1)
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: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Preparation (CLN4U1)
This course explores elements of Canadian law and the role of law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will learn about the connections between the historical and philosophical sources of law and issues in contemporary society. They will also learn to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and communicate the results of their inquires in a variety of ways.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social science and humanities