Canadian and World Studies

“Our calling is not only to order our own lives by divine principles but also to engage the world. We are to fulfill both the great commission and the cultural commission. We are commanded both to preach the Good News and to bring all things into submission to God’s order, by defending and living out God’s truth in the unique historical and cultural conditions of our age”.* Canadian and World Studies incorporate both the study of History and Geography. We encourage students to actively engage the world in which they live. This engagement must be based on an understanding of current issues and their origins within our Western thought and culture.

Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic (CGC1D)

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 to live. Throughout this course students will also develop an understanding of the environment from a Christian perspective, and be challenged to assume their role as stewards of the earth.

Prerequisite: None

Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Applied (CGC1P)

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore a range of issues, including food and water supplies, competing land uses, and interactions with the natural environment, developing their awareness that issues that affect their lives are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate choices related to sustainable living in Canada. Throughout this course students will also develop an understanding of the environment from a Christian perspective, and be challenged to assume their role as stewards of the earth.

Prerequisite: None

Canadian and World Issues: A Geographical Analysis, Grade 12, University Preparation (CGW4U)

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

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities