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Humanities (Social Studies)

Grade 10

Geography 20F (1 Credit) GEOR2F
Students will focus on a variety of issues and challenges of the contemporary world, with a particular focus on Canada. Students will learn skills related to geographic thinking, study concepts related to the ownership and development of natural resources, production and distribution of food, development of industry and trade, and increasing urbanization. Throughout the course students will become aware of the importance of the environment, stewardship, and sustainable development, as well as the social, political and economic implications of their personal choices.

Grade 11

History 30S (1 Credit) HISR3F
The curriculum supports citizenship as a core concept and engages students in historical inquiry. Students will be guided by essential questions to focus on the history of Canada from pre-contact to the present. Through this process students will learn to think historically and acquire enduring understandings related to the major themes in Canadian history, including; First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples, French- English Duality, Identity, Diversity and Citizenship, Governance and Economics, and Canada and the World.

 
Grade 12
Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability 40S (1 Credit) GLIR4S
Students conduct inquiry into the social, political, environmental and economic impact of contemporary and emerging global issues. Through their inquiry, students focus on questions of quality of life locally, nationally and globally. This course is based on the principles of active democratic citizenship, ecological literacy, critical media literacy, ethical decision-making, and consolidates learning across the disciplines to empower students as agents of change for a sustainable and equitable future.

Psychology 40S (1 Credit) PSYR4S
A survey course focusing on a brief history of the science of psychology, human development, theories of personality development and motivation. The course also examines the role that stress plays in our lives, various psychological disorders, and social attitudes regarding gender role. 

Law 40S (1 Credit) LAWR4S
Law 40S provides you with an introduction to the Canadian legal system. We discuss the origins of Canadian Law, the Charter of Rights Freedoms, the Criminal Code and finally various aspects of Civil Law. We will also review topics linked to the Aboriginal perspectives of law as it applies in Canada. These areas will be explored through a range of readings (text & online), case studies, project work (individual & group) and video materials.

This course will not make you a lawyer, but it will help you understand many of your legal rights and responsibilities as a citizen in a modern Canada.

 

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