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:
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
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