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 Canadian And World Studies

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Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Geography of Canada D
Contemporary Canadian History D 
Travel and Tourism: a Regional Geographic Perspective
Adventures in World History
Geography of Canada P
Contemporary Canadian History P
World History to the 16th Century
Understanding Canadian Law
The Environment and Resource
Management
Civics
World History: The West and the World - C Prep
World History: The West and the World - U Prep
Analyzing Current Economic Issues
Canadian and International Law
 
GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
(Academic) CCG 1D1    Grade 9
Credit Value: 1a
This course exploresCanada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it.  Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries.  Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyze and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.
Prerequisite:  None
 
GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
(Applied) CCG 1D1    Grade 9
Credit Value: 1
This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today.  Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences to learn about Canada’s distinct and changing character and the natural and human systems and global influences that shape the country.  Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to examine practical geographic questions and communicate their findings.
Prerequisite:  None
 
CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN HISTORY
(Academic) CHC 2D1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
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
(Applied) CHC 2P1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course explores some of the 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
 
CIVICS
(Open) CHC 2O3    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
Credit Value:  .5  (The other .5 credit is fulfilled by GLC 2O1. See Career Studies)
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
 
TRAVEL AND TOURISM: A Regional Geographic Perspective
(Open) CGG 3O1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course focuses on travel and tourism as a vehicle for the study of 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:  CGC 1D1 or CGC 1P1
 
WORLD HISTORY TO THE 16th CENTURY
(University/College) CHW 3M1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course investigates the history of humanity from the earliest times to the sixteenth century.  Students will analyze diverse societies from around the world with emphasis on the political, cultural and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world.  They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups and innovations and present their conclusions. 
Prerequisite:  CHC 2D1 or CHC 2P1 and CHV 203
 
UNDERSTANDING CANADIAN LAW
(University/College Prep) CLU 3M1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
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: CHC 2D1 or CHC 2P1 and CHV 203
 
ADVENTURES IN WORLD HISTORY
(WORK PLACE) CHM 4E1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course explores a variety of human experiences in world history from earliest times to the present.  Students will learn about a wide range of societies and cultures, examining such things as systems of government, technological developments, work, art and religion.  Students will apply methods of research and inquiry to examine human societies in many different times and places and to communicate points of view about their findings.
Prerequisite:  CHC 2D1 or CHC 2P1 and CHV 203
 
THE ENVIORNMENT AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
(University/College Prep) CGR 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course investigates the complexity and fragility of ecosystems and the pressures human activities place on them.  Students will examine ecological processes, the principles of sustainability and strategies for resource management, with a focus on the challenges of environmental degradation and resource depletion.  Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry to explain and evaluate various approaches to achieving a more sustainable relationship between people and their environment. 
Prerequisite:  Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
Recommended: CGG 301
 
WORLD HISTORY: The West and the World
(College Prep) CHY 4C1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
Recommended: Either CHW 3M1 or CLU 3M1
 
WORLD HISTORY: The West and the World
(Universuty Prep) CHY 4U1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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 d Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
Recommended: Either CHW 3M1 or CLU 3M1
 
ANALYSING CURRENT ECONOMIC ISSUES
(Universuty Prep) CIA 4U1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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 micro- 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 judgments and present their findings.
Prerequisite:  Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
Recommended: CGG 3O1 and/ or CGR 4M1
 
CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
(Universuty Prep) CIA 4U1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
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
Recommended: Either CLU 3M1 or CHW 3M1