Canadian and World Studies

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9 - Academic (CGC1D)

This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyze and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

Prerequisite: None.

Civics & Citizenships, Grade 10 - (CHV2O)

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.

Prerequisite: None.

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10 - Academic (CHC2D)

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.

Prerequisite: None.

Travel and Tourism: A Geographic
Perspective - Open (CGG3O)

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and

If you are interested in travel and tourism then this course is for you! You are about to embark on an adventure, a journey that will take you through Ontario, across Canada, and to remote corners of the world. The journey will not cost you any money. You won’t use the normal methods of transportation. Instead, the journey will be an adventure of the mind as you take this course and explore the exciting world of travel and tourism.

You will use a variety of geo-technologies and inquiry and communication methods as you explore different regions of the world and how the travel industry affects communities and environments around the world.

Throughout the course are activities for you to work on where we show you a sample answer, after you try it on your own first. Then, at the end of every lesson you will answer Key Questions about the material covered in that lesson. Most of the Key Questions ask you to write short reports or proposals. At the end of the course, you’ll write a two-hour Final Test on the same material but we will help you prepare for the final exam by giving you a practice test with answers.

Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

World History since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12 - University/College (CHY4U)

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 ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

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

Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12 - University/College (CGW4U)

This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics including culture, economic, and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geo-technologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing.

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

Analyzing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12 - University/College (CIA 4U)

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.

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