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Canadian & World Studies

     The five subjects in Canadian and world studies are fundamentally connected to one another and can easily be linked to other secondary school curriculum areas as well . For example, history has close ties with arts, languages, and social sciences and humanities; economics with mathematics and business ; g e ogr a p hy with science and technology; l aw with politics and business; and politics with law, history, geography, business ,and social sciences and humanities. Subject matter from any course in Canadian and world studies can be combined with material f rom courses in other disciplines to make a single-credit interd is ciplinary course. As well, single - or half-credit Canadian and world studies courses can be used as part of interd is ciplinary packages of courses 

CIVICS

CHV2O Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open

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 inquire process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of signifi cance in today's world and of personal interest to them. Prerequisite: None

ECONOMICS

CIA4U Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course examines national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions. Prerequisite: any university or university/ college preparation course in Canadian and world Studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

GEOGRAPHY

CGC1D Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic

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. Instruction in English or French offered at Holy Trinity. Prerequisite: None

CGC1P Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Applied

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 with 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

CGF3M Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course examines Earth's physical patterns and processes and how they create natural disasters and can contribute to human disasters. Students will explore how physical processes related to Earth's water, land, and air, as well as interactions between these systems, can affect the planet and its people. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate Earth's natural processes, to make predictions related to natural disasters, and to create plans to prepare for and/ or respond to them. Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

CGG3O Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patters and trends as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural enviroments and human communities. Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

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

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 impact 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

CGR4E The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course examines the influence of human activities on the natural enviroment. Students will study ecosystem structures and processes, the ecological impact of human activities, and methods of responsible resource management. Students will apply geotechnologies and geographic inquire methods to develop and present practical solutions to environmental and resource-management issues. In the process, students' problemsolving and communication skills will be enhanced in preparation for careers and the workplace. Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied.

CGR4E The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, Workplace

This course examines the influence of human activities on the natural environment. Students will study ecosystem structures and processes, the ecological impact of human activities, and methods of responsible resource management. Students will apply geotechnologies and geographic inquiry methods to develop and present practical solutions to environmental and resource management issues. In the process, students' problem-solving and communication skills will be enhanced in preparation for careers and the workplace. Prerequisite: Grade 9 Geography of Canada, Academic or Applied

HISTORY

CHC2D Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic

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. Instruction in English or French offered at Holy Trinity. Prerequisite: None

CHC2P Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Applied

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

CHC2L Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Locally Developed

This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events, and themes in Canadian history from World War I to the present. Students prepare for Grades 11 and 12 Workplace Preparation history courses through the development and extension of historical literacy and inquiry skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships, and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation. Students have the opportunity to extend analytical skills with a focus on identifying and interpreting events and perspectives and making connections. Students practise reading, writing, visual, and oral literacy skills, and mathematical literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of forms. Prerequisite: None

CHA3U American History, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will explore the historical context of key developments that shaped the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. They 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 forces in American history. Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

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

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

CHI4U Canada: History, Identity, and Culture, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course explores the challenges associated with the formation of a Canadian national identity. Students will examine the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped Canada from the pre-contact period to the present and will investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives. Students will use criticalthinking and communication skills to consider events and ideas in historical context, debate issues of culture and identity, and present their own views. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

CHY4U World History Since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12, University Preparation

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 historical 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

CHY4C World History Since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course explores key developments and events in world history since approximately 1450, with a focus on interactions within and between various regions. Students will examine social, economic, and political developments and how they have affected different peoples. 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 key turning points in world history and historical forces that have shaped our world. Prerequisite: Any university, university/ college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

LAW

CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of rights and freedoms in Canada, our legal system, and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will use case studies and apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to develop legal reasoning skills and to formulate and communicate informed interpretations of legal issues, and they will develop the ability to advocate for new laws. Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

CLU3E Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course gives students practical information about legal issues that directly affect their lives. Students will examine the need for laws in society, the roots of Canada's legal system, the rights and freedoms that people in Canada enjoy, and the basic elements of criminal law and dispute resolution. Through experiences such as mock trials, debates, and case studies, students will apply inquiry and communication skills to develop and express opinions on legal topics of interest to them. Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied​

CLN4U 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: Any university or university/ college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

POLITICS

CPW4U Canadian and World Politics, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore political decisionmaking and ways in which individuals, stakeholder groups, and various institutions, including different levels of government, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to infl uence domestic and international developments. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate current political policies, issues, and events, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities