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History – The study of History fulfils a fundamental human desire to understand the past.  It also appeals to our love of stories. Through the narrative of history, we learn about the people, events, emotions, struggles, and challenges that produced the present and that will shape the future.  The study of history enables students to become critically thoughtful and informed citizens who are able to interpret and analyse historical, as well as current issues, events, and developments, both in Canada and the world.

Geography – Geography is about determining the significance of “place” as it relates to the natural environment, the human environment, and interactions within and between them. To investigate geographic issues, students must analyse the influences and interrelationships that give a place its distinctive characteristics and thus its spatial importance.

Law – Law is intended to ensure fairness and to promote and maintain justice in society. Legal studies focuses on how rules are created, how they evolve, and how they are enforced and adjudicated within the legal system. Through the study of law, students examine how various forces shape law, and how law shapes interactions between and among people, institutions, and governments. The study of law enables students to develop an understanding of various areas of law, the relevance of law to everyday life, and the influence of entrenched rights and responsibilities on the Canadian legal system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers

Mr. M. Wagter (Canadian and World Studies Department Head)

Mr. A Moreale (Canadian and World Studies Assistant Department Head)

Mr. M. Lambert

Mr. G. Thomas

Ms. L. Fraser

Mr. D. Vulic

Mr. N. Dilks

Mr. N. Jeffrey

 

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM, GRADES 9 AND 10 | Canadian and World Studies (gov.on.ca)

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM, GRADES 11 AND 12 | Canadian and World Studies (gov.on.ca)

Course Name: Canadian History Since World War I – Applied

Grade: 10
Course Code: CHC2P1
Description: This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.

Course Name: Canadian History Since World War I – Academic

Grade: 10
Course Code: CHC2D1
Description: This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.

Course Name: Civics and Citizenship – Open

Grade: 10
Course Code: CHV2O3
Description: (.5 credit) This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

Course Name: World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century – University/College

Grade: 11
Course Code: CHW3M1
Description: This course explores the history of various societies around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will examine life in and the legacy of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world, including those in, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

Course Name: Canadian Law –  University / College

Grade: 11
Course Code: CLU3M1
Description:  This legal studies course focuses on how laws are created, how they evolve, and how they are enforced and adjudicated within the legal system.  Through the study of the law, students examine how various forces shape law, and how the law shapes interactions between and among people, institutions, and governments.  The study of the law enables students to develop an understanding of various areas of law, the relevance of law to everyday life, and the influence of rights and responsibilities on the Canadian legal system.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

Course Name: World History Since the End of the Fifteenth Century – University

Grade: 12
Course Code: CHY4U1
Description: This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Prerequisite: ANY U or U/C preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities

Course Name: Issues in Canadian Geography – Academic

Grade 9

Course Code:  CGC1D

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human
systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students
will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics
such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will
apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including
spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible
approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

Prerequisite:  none

Course Name:  Issues in Canadian Geography – Applied

Grade 9

Course Code:  CGC1P

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will
draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food
and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment,
and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an
awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other
parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic
thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support
their investigations.

Prerequisite: None

Updated on Wednesday, February 03, 2021.
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