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Canadian and World Studies

The main goals of the Canadian and world studies program in Grades 11 and 12 are to help

students to:

• gain an understanding of the basic concepts of the subjects taught at this level, as a foundation

for further studies in the discipline;

• develop the knowledge and values they need to become responsible, active, and informed

Canadian citizens in the twenty-first century;

• develop practical skills (such as critical-thinking, research, and communication skills), some

of which are particular to a given subject in Canadian and world studies and some of which

are common to all the subjects in the discipline;

• apply the knowledge and skills they acquire in Canadian and world studies courses to better

understand their interactions with the natural environment; the political, economic, and

cultural interactions among groups of people; the relationship between technology and

society; and the factors contributing to society’s continual evolution.

 

Geography of Canada - CGC1D

Grade 9

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 a l , and environmental connections

to other countries . Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication

methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

 

Prerequisite: None

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

Canadian History Since World War I - CHC2D

Grade 10

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

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

Civics - CHV2O

 

Grade 10

 

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

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

The Individual and the Economy - CIE3M

Grade 11

This course examines the changing Canadian economy and helps students develop an understanding

of their own role as economic agents. Students will apply economic models and

concepts to assess the roles of the various stakeholders in the Canadian economy and analyse

the interactions among them. Students will consider the economic behaviour of the individual

as consumer, contributor, and citizen in a mixed economy and will apply economic inquiry,

critical-thinking, and communication skills to make and defend informed economic decisions.

 

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10,Academic or Applied

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

Understanding Canadian Law - CLU3M

Grade 11

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

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

Analysing Current Economic Issues - CIA4U

Grade 12

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 microeconomics 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 judgements, and

present their findings.

 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and

world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic A n a l y s i s - CGW4U

Grade 12

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

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %

 

World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions - CGU4U

Grade 12

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. Students will

use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to extend their knowledge of

human geography and to identify and explain current trends and patterns, and predict future ones.

 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world

studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %