In Canadian and World Studies, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding, and attitudes that will serve them both inside and outside the classroom, including in the world of work and as responsible citizens in the various communities to which they belong.
The Canadian and World Studies department is excited to offer a variety of courses in various social science disciplines, including Geography, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, and Civics and Law.
Students are required to earn 2.5 credits in Canadian and World Studies to meet expectations for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Grade 9 students will explore the concept of “place” as it relates to the natural environment, the human environment, and interactions within and between them in Issues in Canadian Geography. In grade 10, students will learn about Canada’s past and how we as a nation evolved through wars, struggles, events and challenges to form our national identity in Canadian History since World War I. Also in grade 10, students will learn about our government structure and Canadian politics in a half-credit course, Civics.
Below are flow charts to all the different courses available in Canadian and World Studies under the Ontario Curriculum.