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CGC1D0 Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic

This course looks at the relationships between Canada's natural environment and its people.  In this course you will explore Canada's different physical environments, Canada's connections to other countries, how Canadians use and exploit our resources, how Canadian cities are changing our land, and how we can make improvements to our environment.


 

Topics: Canada's Physical Environment, Canada's resources and industries, Canada's changing population, and Canada's livable communities.

Prerequisite: None

 

 

CGC1P0  Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Applied

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect all Canadians.  In this course you will use your personal, everyday experiences to understand the connection between what you do and how it effects all of Canada.  We will focus on the relationships between Canada's natural environment and its people.


Topics: Canada's Physical Environment, Canada's resources and industries, Canada's changing population, and Canada's livable communities.

Prerequisite: None

 

 

CGF3M0 Grade 11 Natural Disasters
In this course, students will be exposed to learning about the various types of Natural Disasters that occur every day on Earth.  This covers everything from earthquakes and volcanoes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, wild fires and so much more.  Throughout this course, students will examine some of the most recent examples of natural disasters that have devastated our planet and the impact that they have had.  We do this examination through current movies, video clips, news articles, and presentations.  One of the best examples is understanding the difference between a Hollywood-based movie about the Boxing Day Tsunami (The Impossible) as compared to that of the documentary on the Japanese Tsunami (Eye Witness Account of the Tsunami).
Topics: The different types of natural disasters, volcanoes and earthquakes, storms, droughts, and biological disasters
Prerequisite: CGC 1P0 or CGC 1D0

 

CGG3O0  Grade 11 Travel and Tourism:  A Regional Perspective

Travel and Tourism looks at the world from a travel perspective, where students will have various opportunities to plan trips and vacations. Students will learn about various countries and cultures around the world, including Brazil and the Caribbean, Australia and Europe, as well as China and East Africa. Field trips may include a trip to downtown Toronto to explore the many tourism opportunities there. 

 

Topics: Different world regions and major hot spots within them and best time to travel

Prerequisite:  CGC 1P0 or CGC 1D0

 

 

CGR4M0 Grade 12 The Environment and Resource Management

This course focuses on the relationships between the earth's natural environment and its people.  In this course, students will learn about the unique characteristics of the Earth, the connections between our exploitation of natural resources and the damage it causes to the environment, how human activities affect our environment, and what the future of Earth may look like.  This course will emphasize these topics by looking at current environmental issues and presenting them in a variety of different forms.

 

Topics: How the Earth's environment works, climate change, the future of water and all our natural resources, and what can be done to ensure a positive future.

Prerequisite:  Any U or M Grade 11 course in English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian and World Issues

  

 

CGW4U0 Grade 12 Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis

This course focuses on current issues and the challenges that face both Canada and the entire World.  In this course, students will learn how all issues are interconnected and how every issues has more impacts that what we often assume.  We will be looking at issues connected to our changing population, our depleting resource, the changing economy, the spread of global interconnections, global conflicts, and the future impacts these issues have on our World.  


 

Topics: The differences around the world, changes in human population, problems with money , the Earth's disappearing natural resources, conflicts and Cooperation, and the future of the World

Prerequisite: Any U or M Grade 11 course in English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian and World Issues

 

 

History

 

CHC2D0 Grade 10 Canadian History, Academic

History is about change; changing times, ideas, and people. This course looks at the events and experiences that have shaped Canada into the country we know and love today!  By looking at the major events and themes of the past 100 years, and by taking a hands-on approach, students will be able to make connections between the past and the present. Many of the changes that happened long ago are the basis for our lives today. 


 

Topics: War, Peace, Foreign Relations, Politics, and Economy

Prerequisite:  None

 

CHC2P0  Grade 10 Canadian History, Applied

History is about change; changing times, ideas, and people. This course looks at the events and experiences that have shaped Canada into the country we know and love today!  By looking at the major events and themes of the 20th century and taking a hands-on approach, students will be able to make connections between the past and the present. Many of the changes that happened long ago are the basis for our lives today.  


 

Topics: War, Peace, Foreign Relations, Politics, and Economy  

Prerequisite:  None

 

CHA3U0 Grade 11 American History

From colony to world power, isolation to interventionist, George Washington to Barack Obama.  This course will look at the United States' evolution from initial settlement to the present.  The roles of influential people, groups and events that have shaped America's development will be examined.  Students will conduct research and analysis, and communicate, in a variety of ways, their knowledge and understanding of the country that is Canada’s closest neighbour and most important cultural influence and economic partner.


 

Topics: America at War, American Culture, American Foreign Policy, the 20th Century and Beyond.

Prerequisites: CHC2P0  or CHC2D0

 

 

CHW3M0 Grade 11 Ancient Civilizations

In this Ancient History course students will take a journey through time to examine societies of the past and their contributions to modern day.  Students will make connections between each civilization, as well as connections to modern day empires.  They will look at a variety of culture around the world in a chronological and thematic approach looking at the rise and fall of empires as well the art and culture that made them great.  Students will encounter various hands on activities as well as written assignments, seminar presentations and opportunities to showcase their creative talents in this course.  


 

Topics: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China and others. 

Prerequisite:  CHC 2P0 or CHC 2D0

 

 

CHM4E0  Grade 12 Adventures in World History

This course examines a variety of human experiences in world history from earliest times to the present.  Students will learn about a wide variety of social, cultural, economic, and political topics including technological development and cultural expression, social and political structures, and the values of the community and individualism. Students will be given opportunities to develop their awareness of historical experience, to practise their skills of analysis and communication, and to cultivate a lifelong interest in the adventures of world history.


 

Topics: Empires, Culture Clashes, and transformations

Prerequisite: CHC 2P0 or CHC2D0

 

CHY4U0  Grade 12 The West and the World

To study history is to understand the world. This course explores the significant people and events of the western world and its neighbours from the 16th Century to recent times.  Students will be introduced to a variety of economic, social, and political systems and the changes they have undergone over time. Students will apply their developing skills of historical inquiry to understand and communicate ideas about the people and events that have formed our modern world. This course is structured for students interested in pursuing a university education, and therefore features many characteristics of an introductory University level History course: weekly readings, lectures, seminars, tutorials, debates, and a final examination. This method of program delivery is an attempt to facilitate the transition from secondary education to post-secondary education.


 

Topics: Economic, Social, and Political systems and the changes of history from the western perspective

Prerequisite: Any U or M Grade 11 course in English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian and World Issues

 

Civics

 

CHV 2O0 Grade 10 Civics

Civics is a half credit course that will teach students how to be a citizen at the local, provincial, national and global level.  First we explore what it means to be a good citizen.  Then we spend time exploring the mechanics of government – how laws are made, how the courts are run and how we elect new governments.  Our final unit looks at global issues – as global citizens, how can we do a better job of fighting against injustice, environmental degradation and overconsumption?  While learning these important lessons, civics students will also take part in a simulation that has them create their own hypothetical country, elect a government and attempt to “survive” in the world they’ve created.


 

Topics: Becoming an informed citizens, becoming an aware citizens, and becoming an active citizens

Prerequisite:  None

 

Social Science

 

CLU3M0 Grade 11 Understanding Canadian Law

This course introduces students to the Canadian legal systems and allows them to develop a respect for the law and an understanding of its affect on their everyday lives.  With a look back at the roots of our Canadian legal traditions students will learn how our current system developed. They will gain an appreciation for basic human rights and how those rights are protected by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  In the Criminal Law unit students will investigate crimes, why they occur and how the courts work.  They will have the opportunity to think about issues critically and learn to formulate opinions on some of Canada's most controversial legal issues.  Students get the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through writing, presentations and in mock trials. 


 

Topics: History of law, charter rights, and criminal law

Prerequisite: CHC 2P0 or CHC 2D0

 

NDA3M  Grade 11 Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada

This course will explore existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will examine topics related to Aboriginal identity, sovereignty principles, and significant contemporary challenges. Students will investigate the cultural, political and economic pillars of society which will illuminate the need to identify strategies towards reconciling issues. 

Topics: Cultural preservation, historic relations, legal measures, sustainable land, and relationships withAboriginal peoples and Canadian society.

Prerequisite: CHC 2P0 or CHC 2D0

 

 

CLN4C0  Grade 12 Legal Studies

This course is for students who are interested in pursuing a career that requires an understanding of the Canadian legal system.  They will be given the opportunity to investigate requirements for various law related careers including law enforcement, paralegal, community workers and councillors. Students will explore the Canadian legal system and gain an understanding of their rights and responsibilities in our society.  We will explore criminal law, rights in the workplace and conflict resolution skills.  The law interacts with our lives on a daily basis in many ways and this course will help students to gain a basic understanding of it and how they can better navigate the system. 

Prerequisite:  CHV 2O0

 

 

CLN4U0  Grade 12  Canadian and International Law

Why take law?  NOT just to become a lawyer or a CSI! The law is much more than what we see on TV!  It's not just about judges, lawyers, crime scene investigation, and courtrooms.  The law tells us who we are and what we value as a society.  Nothing has more impact on our lives, or is more relevant to our lives, than the law.  It's concerned with learning how to find the truth and fight for justice.  It's assists us in discovering ourselves and the world around us.  Knowing about the law is not just for lawyers.  Legal activity is the foundation of social change.  The law has significance in many different careers, including forensic scientists, social workers, financial consultants, policy consultants for the United Nations, and even sports and entertainment agents.  Have your say and learn how to speak for others! Discover and investigate current legal issues that are making the news in Canada and around the world!  Participate in Moot Courts, debates, and a Mock International Criminal Court. Come learn about the law!   


 

Topics: Investigate human rights and freedoms, Discover criminal law and its  application in Canada, and  Have the opportunity to learn about International Law

Prerequisite: Any U or M Grade 11 course in English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian World Issues

 

 

CIA4U0  Grade 12  Economics:  Analyzing Current Issues

This course explores the choices that individuals and societies make about the use of resources in a competitive global economy. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyze current economic issues and make judgments based on their analysis. 

Some topics include:  studying economic indicators that inform us of what is happening in the economy; looking at unemployment and its effects on society; types of economic systems; supply and demand; changes in pricing; production; gross domestic product; policies the government can use to affect the economy.

Prerequisite: Any U or M Grade 11 course in English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian World Issues

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