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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Canadian and World Studies

 

Civics

Civics, Grade 10, Open  CHV2O

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

 

Geography

 Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic  CGC1D

This course explores Canada’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, Grade 9, Applied  CGC1P

This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today. Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences as they 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

  

Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes and Interactions,  Grade 11, University/College  CGF3M

 This course examines the major patterns of physical geography and the powerful forces that affect them. Students will investigate the dynamic nature of the earth, the evolving relationship between the planet and its people, and the factors that limit our ability to predict the changes that will occur. Students will use a wide range of geotechnologies and inquiry methods to investigate the distribution and interaction of the elements of their physical environment and to communicate their findings.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Geography of Canada, Academic or Applied

  

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: Grade 9 Geography of Canada, Academic or Applied

  

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, College Preparation CGW4C

This course explores many difficult challenges facing Canada and the world today –  challenges such as unequal access to food, water, and energy; urbanization; globalization; and meeting the needs of a growing world population while ensuring the sustainability of the natural environment. Students will explore these and other world issues from  environmental, social, economic, and political perspectives, while applying the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations. Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

   

Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis,  Grade 12, University  CGW4U

 This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing  on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic, and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

 

 

History

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic  CHC2D

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

 

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Applied  CHC2P

 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  CHA3U

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

  

World History to the Sixteenth Century,  Grade 11, University/College  CHW3M

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, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and to present their own conclusions.

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

  

Canada: History, Identity, and Culture, Grade 12, University  CHI4U

 

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  CHY4U

 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

  

Law 

Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College  CLU3M

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

 

Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University  CLN4U

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