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​​​​Grade 9 Course Descriptions

Canada In The Contemporary World 10F (1 credit)​​

“Canada in the Contemporary World” is designed to help students gain a greater understanding of the society in which they live. They will explore the historical and current issues of citizenship and identity. Through the various topics and activities, students will have the opportunity to develop skills for active democratic citizenship. 

Clusters of studies include: 

  • ​Diversity and Pluralism in Canada
  • Canada in the Global Context
  • Democracy and Governance in Canada
  • Canada: Opportunities and Challenges 

Specific topics will include: Canadian Identity, You and Your Government, Canada’s Cultural Diversity, The Role of the Citizen in Democracy, You and the Law, Regional Disparity

​Grade 10 Course Descriptions​

Geographic Issues 20F (1 credit)

Prerequisite: Social Studies 10G

This course is designed to help students: 

  • ​Gain perspective on physical, social and political events and processes. 
  • Understand the processes that shape the earth and how living things interact with the environment. 
  • Understand interactions among groups of people. 
  • Engage in decision making and problem solving in planning, development, and environmental and resource management. 
  • Comprehend global interdependency. 
  • Make informed judgments about environmental and social issues

Units of Study: 

  • Unit 1 – Geographic Literacy 
  • Unit 2 – Natural Resources 
  • Unit 3 – Food from the Land 
  • Unit 4 – Industry and Trade 
  • Unit 5 – Urban Places

​Grade 11 Course Descriptions

Histor​y of Canada 30F (1 credit)

Prerequisite: Geography 20F

The Grade 11 History of Canada curriculum supports citizenship as a core concept and engages students in historical inquiry. Guided by Essential Questions, students focus on the history of Canada from pre-contact times to the present. Through this process students think historically and acquire Enduring Understandings related to the following five themes in Canadian history:

  1. ​First Nations, Métis, a​nd Inuit Peoples 
  2. French-English Duality
  3. Identity, Diversity, and Citizenship 
  4. Governance and Economics 
  5. Canada and the World
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