Canadian and World Studies

Canadian and World Studies

Canadian and World Studies

Grade 9

CGC 1P0 – 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.

CGC 1D0 – Geography of Canada (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 of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

FRENCH

CGC 1DI – Geographie de Canada (Academic)

This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationship 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 of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues, and present their findings. This course is taught in French.

Grades 10-12

Civics

CHV2O0 – CIVICS, Grade 10, Open (.5 credits)

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

Note: This course is taken with GLC 2O0 – Career Studies (.5 credits)

Geography

CGG3O0 – 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: Geography of Canada, Grade 9 Academic or Applied

CGF3M0 – PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY PATTERNS, PROCESSES, AND INTERACTIONS, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course examines the main elements of the physical environment (climate, soil, landforms, oceans, vegetation), the processes that shape them, and the relationship between the environment and human beings. Students will apply a wide range of geographic tools and methods to explore the distribution and ongoing evolution of the elements of physical environment on a variety of scales, from local to global.
Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9 Academic or Applied

CGW4U0 – 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

History

CHC2D0 – CANADIAN HISTORY IN THE 20TH CENTURY, 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.
Prerequisite: None

CHC2P0 – CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN HISTORY, 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.
Prerequisite: None

CHC2L0 – CANADIAN HISTORY IN THE 20TH CENTURY, Grade 10, Locally Developed

The LDCC history course focuses on the knowledge and skills that students need to be well prepared for success in Grades 11 and 12 Workplace Preparation courses. This course will support students in developing and enhancing strategies that they need to be competent readers and writers of historical material (e.g. historical text, documents, media reports, and subject-specific vocabulary). Students taking the LDCC history course will be given opportunities to improve their subject-area knowledge and skills and to practice using them to strengthen their literacy and mathematical literacy skills. Learning expectations will challenge students to examine their conceptual understandings, develop and enhance their critical thinking skills, and engage in meaningful dialogue.
Prerequisite: None

CHW3M0 – 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, 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: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic, or Applied

CHY4U0 – 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.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Law

CLU3M0 – 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: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, grade 10, Academic or Applied

CLN4U0 – 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: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied