Canada and World Studies

Courses:
Geography - CGC1P This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations History - CHC2P

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.

Civics - CHV2O This course allows students to explore the Canadian Parliamentary system, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, electoral system, values and what it means to be a Canadian Citizen in an interconnected global community. Students will engage in a variety of activities that will challenge and encourage them to explore and question their own personal beliefs, their role as a citizen of Canadian and the world at large.

Department Members:
Tracey Green tracey.green@ocdsb.ca
Fatuma Samatar fatuma.samatar@ocdsb.ca
Mike Steenbakkers mike.steenbakkers@ocdsb.ca
Melanie Wallace melanie.wallace@ocdsb.ca

Department Head:
Derek Heffernan derek.heffernan@ocdsb.ca


 



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