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Canadian and World Studies

Last updated on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Canadian and World Studies Course Codes

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  CHV2O3
Civics
Open 
CLU3M1
Understanding Canadian Law
University/College
CLN4U1
Canadian and International Law
University
      CIA4U1
Analysing Current Economic Issues
University

Geography Course Codes

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
CGC1P1
Geography of Canada
Applied


 
CGG3O1
Travel and Tourism
Open
CGR4E1
The Environment and Resource Management
Workplace Preparation
CGC1D1
Geography of Canada
Academic


 
CGF3M1
Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions
University/College
CGW4U1
Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis
University

History Course Codes 

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  CHC2D1
Canadian History Since World War I
Academic
CHA3U1
American History
University
CHI4U1
Canadian History: Identity and Culture
University
  CHC2P1
Canadian History Since World War I
Applied
CHW3M1
World History to the Sixteenth Century
University/College
CHY4U1
World History: The West and the World
University

Course Descriptions 

Civics

CHV2O3 – Civics, 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.

Economics

CIA4U1 – Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University Preparation

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 analyse 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.

Geography

CGC1D1 – Geography of Canada, 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, 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.

CGC1P1 – Geography of Canada, Grade 9, 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.

CGF3M1 – Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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: CGC1D1 or CGC1P1

CGG3O1 – Travel and Tourism: A Regional Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, 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: CGC1D1 or CGC1P1

CGW4U1 – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, 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.

CGR4E1 – The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

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

History

CHC2D1 – Canadian History Since World War I, 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.
Highlights: End of year trip to Ottawa to visit historical attractions, 1920’s & 30’s radio broadcasts, Understanding propaganda and creating propaganda posters, Stock market simulation, Creating a newspaper on various topics in the 20th century Canadian history.
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

CHC2P1 – Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, 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.
Highlights: End of year trip to Ottatwa to cisit local historial attractions, Stock market simutaion & trench warfare simulation, Create newspaper articles & Present on various historical topics, Understand propaganda & create a propaganda poster.

CHA3U1 – American History, Grade 11, University Preparation

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.

Highlights: Students participate in a political campaign simultaion in a attempt to win the U.S presedential election, Students engage in an international court tribunal by delivering various arguments of the war of 1812, Students will be introduced to figures such as: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John F Kennedy, Barack Obama and many more, Students have the oppurtunity to attend the American History trip to various U.S cities such as: Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago & Newyork.
Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

CHT30 – World History Since 1900: Global and Regional persperctives (OPEN)

This course focuses on the major events and issues in world history from 1900 to the present. Students will investigate the causes and effects of global and regional conflicts and the reponses of individuals and governments to social, economic, and political changes. Students will use critical thinking and communication skills to formulate and test points of view, draw conclusions, and present their findings about the challenges that have faced and continue to face people in various parts of the world.
Highlights: Students will study in greater depth the events of WW1 and WW2 from global prespective, Students will analyze crititcal cold war events such as the Korea war, Suez crisis and many more, Students will gain an understanding of the violence that has taken and the current taking place in the Middle East.

CHW3M1 – World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, 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 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: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

CHI4U1 – Canadian History: Identity and Culture, Grade 12, University Preparation

CHI4U1 explores exciting things in Canadian history. Students will learn about the origins and arrivals of Canada’s aboriginal peoples, first contact by Vikings and European explorers, and the world of New France from 1663-1763, Students will also learn about Canada under British rule and our experiences. With the American Revolution, war of 1812 and Living in 19th Canada. Confederation, Industrialization and urbanism will be explored as Canada progressed towards the 20th Century. Major events of the 20th Century will also be covered such as: The Great War, The Depression, World War II, and Canada’s Coming of Age in the Post-War World.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

CHY4U1 – World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University Preparation

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.
Highlights:Studies the Renaissance, Enlightenment, French revolution, Industrial revolution, Twentieth Century. Students get to design their own PowerPoint. Course includes attending an actual university lecture @ McMaster University.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Law

CLU3M1 – Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, 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: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

CLN4U1 – Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, 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: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

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