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Why Take Courses in Canadian & World Studies?

The history, geography, and Canadian and world studies programs enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong. As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informed citizens who value an inclusive society, students will have the skills they need to solve problems in an ever complex and changing world.

Critical Areas of Learning

History

Understand and use the Big Six Tools of Historical Thinking
Evidence
Significance
Cause and Consequence
Continuity and Change
Historical Perspectives
Ethical Dimensions
  
And by doing so students 
Uncover the past through investigations.
Detect, Investigate and Analyze evidence to reconstruct the stories of our past.
Critically assess evidence, actions and events
Challenge biases andAppreciate different perspectives
Communicate confidently

Law and Civics

Understand and use Tools of a Political and Legal Thinking:
Political Significance
Objectives and Results
Stability and Change
Political Perspectives

Explore what effects everyone, every day as a citizen of Canada and the world.
Investigate current events and world issues and explore how they impact Canada and Canada’s Legal system
Discover what it means to be a citizen of Canada
Learn how to become an ACTIVE, INFORMED & ENGAGED citizen
Make connections between the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the role the Canadian Legal System plays in preserving and protecting those rights

Geography

Understand and use the Tools of Geographic Inquiry
Spatial Significance-understanding the importance of place
Patterns and Trends-recognizing similar characteristics and make conclusions about our environment
Interrelationships-Exploring connections between natural and human environments
Geographic Perspective-Appreciate that geographic issues involve multiple perspectives that impact the environment

Courses

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