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Canadian and World Studies

The Canadian and world studies program offers courses in history and geography in Grades 9 and 10. The Geography of Canada course is compulsory in Grade 9, and Canadian History Since World War I is compulsory in Grade 10. The Canadian and world studies program also includes a compulsory Grade 10 half-credit course in civics. Civics is offered as an open course - that is, a course designed to be appropriate for all students. Although Grade 11 and 12 courses in Canadian and world studies are optional, students should keep in mind that, to meet the requirements for the secondary school diploma, they must earn at least one senior-level credit in their choice of Canadian and world studies, English, social sciences and humanities, or a third language. Any Grade 11 or 12 course in the program will allow students to fulfill this requirement. In grades 11 and 12 the history and geography programs continue and an additional course, Law, is added.

Geography

CGC1DO Grade 9, Geography of Canada, Academic
CGC1DF Grade 9, Geography of Canada - Immersion, 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, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety to geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

CGC1PO Grade 9, Geography of Canada, Applied

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.

CGG3OO Grade 11, Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism, Open

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: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

CGW4UO Grade 12, Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, University Preparation

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. Recommend HSP3MO with a mark of 65%.

CGR4MO Grade 12, The Environment and Resource Management, University/College Preparation

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 with a recommended mark of 65%.

History

CHC2DO CHC2DF Grade 10, Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, 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.

CHC2PO Grade 10, Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Applied

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.

CHC2L1 Grade 10, Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Locally Developed

This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events, and themes in Canadian history from World War I to the present. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships, and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation. Students practise reading, writing, visual, and oral literacy skills, and mathematical literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of forms.

CHW3MO Grade 11, World History to the Sixteenth Century, University/College Preparation

This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on to 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: CHC2D or CHC2P with a recommended mark of 65%.

CHI4UO Grade 12, Canada: History, Identity, and Culture, University Preparation

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. Recommend CHW3MO with a mark of 65%.

CHY4UO Grade 12, World History: The West and the World, University

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

CHY4CO Grade 12, World History: The West and the World, College Preparation

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. Recommend CHW3MO with a mark of 65%.

CHM4EO Grade 12, World History: Adventures In World History, Workplace Preparation

This course examines 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: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Civics

CHV2OO CHV2OF Grade 10, Civics, 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.

Law

CLU3MO Grade 11, Understanding Canadian Law, University/College Preparation

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 in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied with a recommended mark of 65%.

CLU3EO Grade 11, Understanding Canadian Law, Workplace Preparation

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 communications skills to develop and express their opinions on legal topics of interest to them.
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic, Applied or Locally Developed.

CLN4UO Grade 12, Canadian and International Law, University Preparation

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 analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.
Prerequisite: Understanding Canadian Law , Grade 11, with a recommended mark of 65%

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