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​GRADE 9

 

HFN1O0   Grade 9 Food And Nutrition

The Grade 9 Open Food And Nutrition course will allow students the opportunity to explore variety of topics related to food and nutrition through the following strands:

  • Nutrition and Health
    • Canada's Food Guide
    • Appropriate serving sizes
    • Key nutrients
    • Nutritional needs at different stages in the lifespan
  • Eating Pattern
    • Nutritious breakfast
    • Healthy snacking
    • Plan and prepare a healthy breakfast
  • Body Image
    • Positive and negative influences on body image
    • Relationship between body type/shape and health
    • Strategies for achieving and maintaining a positive body image
  • Food Choices
    • Factors that influence people's food choices
    • Childhood eating habits
    • Media, advertising and food
    • Local and Global food
    • Ways in which family members can contribute
  • Food Preparation Skills
    • Food safety
    • Kitchen literacy and numeracy
    • Food preparation
    • Kitchen safety

The students' cooking skills will be developed through meal planning and preparing food  following the food and kitchen safety guidelines.

Prerequisite:  None

 

 

GRADE 10

 

HIF2O0  Grade 10 Exploring Family Studies

This course explores, within the context of families, some of the fundamental challenges people face: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to be responsible members of society. Students will explore adolescent development and will have opportunities to develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. They will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada and will use research skills as they explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources.

  • RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS:
    • Students will explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources, and formulate questions to guide their research.
    • Students will create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate research and inquiry methods
    • Students will assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry
    • Students will communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills
  • SELF AND OTHERS:
    • Students will describe important changes that are associated with adolescent development, and explain their influence on the behaviour and needs of young people
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of various types of relationships and of skills and strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships
    • Students will describe lifestyles in diverse families and the impact of a range of factors, including social and cultural factors, on these lifestyles
  • DAILY LIVING SKILLS:
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply decision-making and problem-solving strategies and skills, particularly within a family context
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of strategies and skills that can be used to manage resources to meet the needs of the family and its individual members
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of practical skills and knowledge needed to safely and effectively perform day-to-day tasks that help meet their needs and those of the family
  • EXERCISING RESPONSIBILITY:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their responsibilities related to their personal well-being and that of their family, and how they can maintain their health and well-being
    • Students will describe the functions and responsibilities of families and the diverse ways in which families fulfil them
    • Students will describe and demonstrate responsible consumer practices

Prerequisite:  None

 

  

HNL2O0  Grade 10 Clothing

This course introduces students to the world of clothing. Students will gain knowledge about clothing and demonstrate basic skills associated with various techniques and technologies used to create garments and accessories. Students will learn about the functions of clothing and accessories and what clothing communicates about the wearer. They will learn how to enhance their personal wardrobe by assessing garment quality, developing shopping strategies, and developing an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of various retail formats. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to clothing.

  • RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS:
    • Students will explore topics related to clothing, and formulate questions to guide their research.
    • Students will create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate research and inquiry methods
    • Students will assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry
    • tudents will communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills
  • INFLUENCES ON CLOTHING CHOICES:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the functions clothing serves, the kinds of messages it conveys, and the impact it can have on social interactions
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of various factors affecting personal wardrobe planning and clothes selection
  • MAKING KNOWLEDGEABLE DECISIONS:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate the quality, value, and suitability of clothing and accessories
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the effects that retail formats and promotions can have on individuals' decisions and clothing purchases
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of natural and synthetic fibres and fabrics, and of how their characteristics affect clothing choices and care
  • DESIGN AND CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION SKILLS:
    • Students will describe the elements of design related to clothing and accessories, and explain how an awareness of these elements can affect personal clothing choices
    • Students will identify a variety of tools and technologies associated with the creation of clothing and accessories, and use tools and technologies safely and correctly when creating and/or repairing clothing and accessories
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate procedures, skills, and techniques to create and repair clothing and accessories

Prerequisite:  None

 

Grade 11

 

HPC30O  Grade 11 Parenting

The Grade 11 Open Parenting course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote the positive and healthy nurturing of children. They will explore variety of topics related to  Parenting through the following strands:

  • Self and Others
    • Pregnancy, birth, and postnatal care
    • Stages of growth and development
    • Identify, through practical experiences in a community setting, the emotional, intellectual, and physical development that takes place in young children
    • Planning, organizing, and applying age- appropriate activities.
  • Personal and social responsibilities
    • Factors involved in deciding whether or not to become a parent
    • Communication influences on parent-child relationships
    • Communication skills
    •  Parental responsibilities
  • Diversity and Universal Concerns
    • Various possible configurations of family
    • Different styles of parenting
    • Discipline techniques
    •  Importance of play in the lives of children
  • Social and Legal Challenges of Parenthood
    • Legal and social responsibilities of parents
    • Role of societal agents like school, media, and the local community
    • Laws that regulate children and parents in society
    • Problems associated with teenage parenthood
    • Child abuse, neglect, and family violence

The students will have practical experiences with preschoolers and school age children in a community setting to learn how to meet the needs of young children, communicate and discipline effectively, and guide behaviour.

Prerequisite:  None

 

 

HNC3O0  Grade 11 Understanding Fashion

This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. In addition, students will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to clothing.

  • RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS:
    • Students will explore topics related to clothing, and formulate questions to guide their research.
    • Students will create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate research and inquiry methods
    • Students will assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry
    • Students will communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills
  • INFLUENCES ON FASHION:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how culture and media influence fashion
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of fashion cycles and trends and of factors that influence them
  • MARKETING, ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of consumer behaviour and marketing strategies, including specific social marketing promotions, associated with the fashion industry
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of fibres, fabrics, and finishes, and the environmental impact associated with their production and use.
  • DESIGN AND FASHION CONSTRUCTION SKILLS:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design, and how of how they can be used to different effect in the creation of fashion products
    • Students will describe a variety of tools and technologies associated with the creation of fashion products, and use tools and technologies safely and correctly when creating such products
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate procedures, skills, and techniques when creating fashion products

Prerequisite:  None

 

 

HLS3O0  Grade 11 Living Spaces and Shelter

This course introduces students to a range of issues related to housing and home design. Students will learn about the needs that housing fulfils; housing options; home maintenance and safety; and environmental, economic, legal, and social considerations related to housing. They will use the elements and principles of design to analyse design and decorating decisions. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to housing and home design.

  • RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS:
    • Students will explore topics related to housing and home design, and formulate questions to guide their research.
    • Students will create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate research and inquiry methods
    • Students will assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry
    • Students will communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills
  • HOUSING NEEDS:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between housing and various human needs and wants
    • Students will explain what happens to people when their housing needs are not met, and demonstrate an understanding of laws and policies related to housing standards in Canada
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how stages of the life cycle can affect people's choice of and modifications to living spaces
  • SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact that social factors, including cultural traditions, can have on housing
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the different types of housing, including housing for special markets, and of housing-related support programs
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the economic and legal considerations associated with housing
  • CREATING AND MAINTAINING LIVING SPACES:
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to create and evaluate floor plans for living spaces
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design and other considerations related to designing and decorating living spaces
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of home maintenance and of ways to create a safe and healthy home
    • Students will describe various careers associated with housing, including home maintenance and design, and the educational pathways related to them.

Prerequisite:  None

 


HRT3M0 Grade 11 World Religions:  Beliefs, Issues and Religious Traditions

This class is an introductory course that provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. This course looks at why people practice religion and the major common features between religions. Students will analyse the ways in which various belief traditions impact our society. Students will be able to read, watch and interact with various sacred writings, practices and rituals relating to various religions. This course gives students the opportunity to reflect on the journey of life as a spiritual journey and quest for meaning. 

Topics: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Prerequisite:  None

 

 

HSP3U0/HSP3C0  Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology

This course will engage students in the study of humanity from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, and sociology.  Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon what makes human beings a unique species, the influences society and culture have on human behaviour, the impact the media has within society, issues of mental health and well being, the impact social institutions have on your life, and the challenges facing human culture and society.  Through discussions, debates, research, experiments and reflection, this course will enable you to become familiar with current theories and perspectives on a range of issues within the social sciences.

Topics: Culture, mental health & illness, the brain, and serial homicide

Prerequisite HSP 3U0: Grade 10 academic English or Grade 10 academic history

Prerequisite HSP 3C0: None

 

Grade 12

 

HNB4M0  Grade 12 The World of Fashion

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques, and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about the various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world.

  • RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS:
    • Students will explore topics related to fashion, and formulate questions to guide their research.
    • Students will create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate research and inquiry methods
    • Students will assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research
    • Students will communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills
  • HISTORY AND INFLUENCES:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact on fashion of historical and technological developments and social issues
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the influences of brands, designers, and design centers on the fashion industry
  • TEXTILE PRODUCTION, SOCIETY, AND THE GLOBALIZED MARKETPLACE:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the needs of specialized markets with regards to fashion/clothing
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of global textile production and its social and environmental impact
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of globalization on the fashion industry and of strategies for reducing the negative impact of the industry
  • DESIGN AND FASHION CONSTRUCTION SKILLS:
    • Students will analyse the use of the elements and principles of design in fashion, and apply them when creating fashion products
    • Students will describe the function and use of a variety of tools and technologies associated with the creation of fashion products, and use tools and technologies safely and correctly when creating such products
    • Students will describe a wide range of procedures, skills, and techniques used in the creation of fashion products, and demonstrate the ability to use appropriate procedures, skills, and techniques when creating fashion products

Prerequisite:  Any University, University/College or College Grade 11 course in Social Science and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies

 

   

HSB4U0 Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society

In this course students will use social science theories to understand the foundations for social change. Students will identify various causes and effects for social change and the impact changes have on the individuals and groups that make up society. Students will explore global social challenges such as global inequalities, deviance and exploitation. They will examine social patterns and trends through demographic groups such as the baby boom and generation Z. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time.  

Topics: The study of populations, health and wellness, and prejudice and discrimination

Prerequisite:  Any U or U/C course in Grade 11 English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian and World issues

 

 

HZT4U0  Grade 12 Philosophy: Questions and Theories

In this course students will examine the big questions in life surrounding what is real, how do we know, what responsibility do we have towards each other and how do we live together in society.  Students will hone their critical thinking and analytical skills while employing various philosophical theories to understand ethics, politics and the way we think.  Students will learn to read and write critically while applying theories in creative ways using various sources of media.  While learning these theories students will engage in debates and presentations; they will compose essays and will complete assignments where they can employ their own creative strengths. Prepare to have your brain hurt in a good way.

Topics: Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Ethics, Social Political, and Aesthetics

Prerequisite:  Any U or U/C Grade 11 course in English or Social Science and Humanities or Canadian and World issues

 

  

HHS4C0  Grade 12 Families in Canada, College Level

This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada.

  • RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS:
    • Students will explore topics related to families in Canada, and formulate questions to guide their research.
    • Students will create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate research and inquiry methods
    • Students will assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry
    • Students will communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills
  • THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DEVELOPMENT:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives and research on various aspects of individual development
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives and research on the development of intimate relationships
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives and research on the development of the family and parent-child relationships
  • THE IMPACT OF NORMS, ROLES, AND INSTITUTIONS:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of norms, roles, and social institutions on individuals throughout the lifespan
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of norms, roles, and social institutions on intimate relationships
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors that can affect decisions about whether to have and how to care for children, and the impact of norms, roles, and social institutions on family and parent-child relationships
  • TRENDS, ISSUES, AND CHALLENGES:
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of demographic trends related to the lives of individuals, and the impact of social issues and challenges on individual development
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of demographic and social trends and issues related to intimate relationships, and of strategies for responding to challenges in those relationships
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of demographic trends related to the family and to parent-child relationships, and the impact of social issues and challenges on family development

Prerequisite:  Any Grade 11U, C or M level course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

 


HHS4U0  Grade 12 Families in Canada, University Level

The Grade 12 University Families in Canada course will allow students the opportunity to explore and analyze the development of individuals, intimate relationships, as well as family and parent-child relationships. Upon finishing the course, students grasp a better understanding of social trends happening within Canada's diverse society while drawing on various sociological theories and applying them to real-life applications. It is a hands-on course where students can share openly discuss their thoughts on the issues they witness in the community, media, and via research.

  • Unit 1 – Studying the Family
    • What is family; functions of family
    • Family in throughout history and various major cultures
    • Contemporary family and its values (including media perception)
    • MAJOR TASK: Analyzing Emerging Trends in Society & their Impact
  • Unit 2 – Becoming an Adult
    • Teenage brain
    • Rites of passage
    • Post-secondary education
    • Leaving the home
    • Transition into adulthood
    • Developmental theories
    • MAJOR TASK: Leaving Home Questionnaire
  • Unit 3 – Couple Relationships
    • Marriage: what is it, why do we marry, form of marriage, laws, religious aspects, modern marriage, trends, conflicts
    • Alternative to marriage: co-habitation
    • Same-sex relationships
    • History of dating; speed meeting
    • Mate selection theories
    • Infidelity
    • Divorce
    • Spousal abuse
    • MAJOR TASK: Marriage Scrapbook Assignment (virtual or paper copy)
  • Unit 4 – Expanding Families
    • Parenthood
    • Parenting styles
    • Delayed parenting
    • Infertility & reproduction technologies
    • Child abuse
    • Teen pregnancy
    • MAJOR TASK: Show & Tell Media Assignment of how Media portrays these topics
  • Unit 5 – Middle and Later Life (Old Age)
    • History of Adulthood 
    • Increased life expectancy
    • Remarriage
    • Seniors in Canada
    • Living Arrangements
    • Retirement
    • Health care
    • Middle-Age dilemmas
    • Bereavement
    • Elder Abuse
    • Dependency Crisis
    • Support for aged parents
    • MAJOR TASK: ISU

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

 

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