Canadian & World Studies

Grade 9 and 10

 

Civics

 

Civics                                                                    CHV 2O                                         0.5 Credit

Grade 10 Open


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                                           CGC 1D                                           1 Credit

Grade 9 Academic


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, c u l t u r al, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geo-technologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

Prerequisite: None

 

Geography of Canada                                            CGC 1P                                           1 Credit

Grade 9 Applied


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 geo-technologies and inquiry and communication methods to examine practical geographic questions and communicate their findings.

Prerequisite: None

 


History

 

Canadian History since World War I                      CHC2D                                             1 Credit

Grade 10 Academic


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                    CHC2P                                             1 Credit

Grade 10 Applied


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

 


Grade 11 and 12

 


Geography

 

Geographics: The Geographer’s Toolkit                              CGT 3E                                                               1 Credit

Grade 11 Workplace


This course focuses on giving students practical experiences with geotechnologies and related skills. Students will engage in image interpretation, desktop mapping, and analysis using geographic information systems (GIS), use of the global positioning system (GPS), and data collection and management. Students will conduct field work and explore applications and career opportunities in environmental, economic, and political contexts. Students will use a variety of communication tools and methods to present the results of their investigations.

Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism                            CGG 3O                                                             1 Credit

Grade 11 Open


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

 

Geomatics: Geotechnologies in Action                                   CGO4M                                                           1 Credit

Grade 12, University/College Preparation


This course gives students experience in using geotechnologies to develop solutions to real-world problems involving physical and human geography. Students will extend their knowledge of geomatics in the areas of cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), the global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills as they apply geotechnologies and geographic inquiry methods to devise and present ways of improving conditions for people and the environment.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

 

The Environment and Resource Management                      CGR 4M                                                           1 Credit

Grade 12 University/College


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

 

The Environment and Resource Management                       CGR 4E                                                           1 Credit

Grade 12 Workplace


This course examines the influence of human activities on the natural environment. Students will study ecosystem structures and processes, the ecological impact of human activities, and methods of responsible resource management. Students will apply geotechnologies and geographic inquiry methods to develop and present practical solutions to environmental and resource-management issues. In the process, students’ problem-solving and communication skills will be enhanced in preparation for careers and the workplace.

Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions                CGF3M                                         1 Credit

Grade 11University/College


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: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions           CGU4U                                                           1 Credit

Grade 12, University Preparation


This course examines how humans interact with their natural environments and with each other. Students will study the influence of spatial, political, economic, and social factors on settlement patterns, human migration, cultural change, globalization, and environmental trends.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

 


History

 

Canadian History and Politics Since 1945                  CHH 3C                                        1 Credit

Grade 11 College


This course examines aspects of Canadian history since 1945, focusing on issues that are of particular relevance to Canadians today.

Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

 

Canadian History and Politics Since 1945                           CHH 3E                                                                1 Credit

Grade 11 Workplace


This course examines Canadian issues in the period from the end of World War II to the present.

Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

World History: The West and the World                                CHY 4U                                                               1 Credit

Grade 12 University


This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present.

Prerequisite: Any University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

 

World History: The West and the World                               CHY 4C                                                                1 Credit

Grade 12 College


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.

Prerequisite: Any University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

 


Law



Understanding Canadian Law                                                 CLU 3M                                                               1 Credit

Grade 11 University/College


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

 

Understanding Canadian Law                                                  CLU 3E                                                               1 Credit

Grade 11 Workplace


This course gives students practical information about legal issues that directly affect their lives. Students will examine the need for laws in society, the roots of Canada’s legal system, the rights and freedoms that people in Canada enjoy, and the basic elements of criminal law and dispute resolution. Through experiences such as mock trials, debates, and case studies, students will apply inquiry and communication skills to develop and express opinions on legal topics of interest to them.

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied. (With the approval of the ministry, a locally developed Grade 10 course in Canadian History may also serve as the prerequisite.)

 

Canadian and International Law                                               CLN 4U                                                              1 Credit

Grade 12 University


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 principle s 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 analyse 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

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