History

All students study Canadian History in Grade 10. In this course, students explore the major events, issues, and individuals that have impacted our nation in the 20th Century. A class trip to Ottawa, in conjunction with the Grade 10 Civics course, includes a visit to Parliament and the War Museum.The Grade 11 course explores major ancient civilizations tracing the highlights of each civilization and how the legacies of these civilizations have impacted our modern thought and culture.The theme of legacy and influence continues in the Grade 12 Modern History course. The West and the World explores the connections between philosophical and religious ideas and their cultural expressions in Western Culture since 1500. This course also gives students an opportunity to explore how Christians in other times and places have struggled with the issues of faithful and redemptive cultural engagement. A trip to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto usually accompanies one or both of these courses.

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

This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present.  Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period.  Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view.

Prerequisite: None

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Applied (CHC2P)

This course explores some of the pivotal events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada’s identity as a nation, from World War I to the present.  By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how individuals and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events.  Students will have opportunities to formulate questions, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.

Prerequisite: None

Civics, Grade 10, Open (CHV2O) – 0.5 credit

This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada.  They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.

Prerequisite: None

World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (CHW3M)

This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations, and present their conclusions.

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University Preparation (CHY4U)

This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social, political, and economic systems.  They will use critical-thinking skills to investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues and present their conclusions.

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