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World Studies


Students are introduced to many of the themes found in the teachings of the Catholic Church including respect for the environment and social justice. The courses offered teach students respect for human rights including individual rights, labour rights, feminist rights, cultural group rights, and Indigenous rights.

Course Description


Grade 9, Geography of Canada, 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 in which to live.

In this course students will:

  • learn about Canada's natural environment
  • learn about Canada's immigration policies and the growth of diversity
  • examine different points of view on how Canada's resources should be developed
  • learn about how human actions impact the natural environment

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