Canadian & World Studies

Canadian & World Studies Program 

CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES

This part of the curriculum consists of History, Geography and Civic Studies. The History program helps students to understand past and present cultures and their contribution to the current state of affairs in the world. Also, students are encouraged to recognize humanity’s responsibility for cultural formation and to make a commitment to share in that task in responsible, Christ-like ways. The Geography program encourages students to develop an informed and healthy knowledge of the earth and of humanity in the context of the inter-relationships between the two. When studying human/land interactions, our task as stewards of God’s creation is emphasized.

Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10 Academic Level CHC2D

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.
Prerequisite: None

Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10 Applied CHC2P

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 haves helped shape communities in present-day Canada.
Prerequisite: None

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic 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 to live.
Prerequisite: None

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Applied CGC1P

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore a range of issues, including food and water supplies, competing land uses, and interactions with the natural environment, developing their awareness that issues that affect their lives are interconnected withxpnd-1 issues in other parts of the world. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate choices related to sustainable living in Canada. Prerequisite: None

Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open CHV2O

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.
Prerequisite: None

World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century, Grade 11,
University/College Prep CHW3M

NOTE: This course is offered on an alternate year basis.
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: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

World History since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions, Grade 11, Open CHT3O

NOTE: This course is offered on an alternate year basis.
This course focuses on major developments in world history from 1900 to the present. Students will explore the causes and consequences of global and regional conflics22ts as well as responses to social, economic, and political developments in various countries and regions. 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 historical developments and events, including those that continue to affect people in various parts of the world.
Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied, or a locally developed compulsory course (LDCC)

World History since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12 University Prep CHY4U

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 historic al 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 university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, University Prep CGW4U

NOTE: This course is offered on an alternate year basis.
This course looks at the global challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. Students will explore a range of issues involving environmental, economic, social, and geopolitical interrelationships, and will examine governmental policies related to these issues.
Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues, including their impactd-1 on natural and human communities around the world.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.