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Canadian and World Studies

Canadian & World Studies 

Department Head: Mrs. A. Dean
Miss R. Siddle
Mr. J. Schroeder
Mr. W. Bissonnette
Mr. J. Harcarufka
Mr. G. Rankin
Mr. C. Cavanagh
 
CHC 2D: Canadian History in the 20th Century (Academic)
This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a country through changes in population, economy, and technology. Students will analyze the elements that constitute Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities and study the evolution of political and social structures. Students will learn about differing interpretations of the past and will come to understand the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. They will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.
 
CHC 2P: Canadian History in the 20th Century (Applied)
This course traces Canadian history from Wilfred Laurier's pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations' recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. Students will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures. Students will discover the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. As well, they will be given opportunities to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.
 
CHI 4U: Canada: History, Identity, and Culture
Prerequisite: Any university/college prep course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course examines the evolution of a Canadian national identity. Students will learn how modern Canada was shaped by the interaction among Aboriginal peoples, the French, the English, and subsequent immigrant groups. This course will enable students to evaluate major social, economic and political changes in Canadian history from pre-contact to the present. The understanding students gain through their examination of Canada's historical and cultural roots will allow them to formulate a definition of what it means to be Canadian.
 
CHA 3U: American History
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied.
This course examines the development of American social, political, and economic structures from colonial times to the present. Students will analyze the chronology of events and evaluate the roles played by specific individuals and groups throughout American history. 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.
 
CHW 3M: World History to the 16th Century
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied.
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to sixteenth century. Students will analyze diverse societies from around, with particular regard to political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as of particular innovations, and will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.
 
CHY 4U: World History: The West and the World
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies. English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to 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. The skills and knowledge developed in this course will enable students to understand and appreciate both the character of historical change and the historical roots of contemporary issues
CHV 2OH: Civics (.5 credit)
This course must be taken along with GLC 20H (Careers). This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making process in Canada, explore their own and others' beliefs and perspectives on civics questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.
 
CGC 1D: Geography of Canada (Academic)
This course uses a variety of frameworks, including eco zones and principles of physical, human, and economic geography, to explore the distinct and evolving character of Canada's geography. Students will investigate the interconnections between the environment and human activities in Canadian eco zones in order to understand Canada's diversity and role in the world.
 
CGC 1P: Geography of Canada (Applied)
This Course draws upon students' everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including eco zones, to help students' learn about the geography of Canada and the countries place in the global community. Students will investigate the interconnections among the country's landforms, climate, soils, plants, animals, and human activities in order to understand Canada's physical character and diversity, and various kinds on interactions.
 
CGG 3O: Geography: Travel and Tourism
Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
This course focuses on travel and tourism to examine the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which the natural environment , economies, cultures, and other aspects of world regions interact.
 
CGF 3M: Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions
Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
This course examines the main elements of the physical environment (climate, soils, 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 the physical environment on a variety of scales, from local to global.
 
CGW 4U: Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course draws on geographic concepts, skills, methods, and technologies to analyze significant issues facing Canadians as citizens of an interdependent world. Students will examine the challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future through the study of a range of topics, including economic interdependence; geopolitical conflict; regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs; and protection of the planet's life support systems.