Canadian and World Studies
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES CURRICULUM
In Canadian and world studies, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding,
and attitudes that will serve them both inside and outside the classroom, including in the
world of work and as responsible citizens in the various communities to which they belong.
The focus of teaching and learning in the Canadian and world studies curriculum is the
development of ways of thinking and of transferable skills that students need in order
to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding. Students apply these ways of
thinking and skills in a variety of contexts to examine information critically; to assess
the significance of events, developments, and processes; to develop an understanding of
and respect for different points of view; to reach supportable conclusions; and to propose
solutions to, and courses of action to address, real problems.
Canadian and World Studies Department Head:
Mr. E. Lootsma
Canadian and World Studies Assistant Department Head:
Mr. S. Mrmak