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Academic, Canadian History Since World War One CHC2DI

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10

ENRICHED-Canadian History Since World War I CHC2DN

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
COURSE NOTE:Students in the enriched course will be evaluated based on the same expectations as students in the regular academic course. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills which will be explored through a variety of assessment tools including problem solving, debate, role playing simulations, and independent study.
Enhancement Fees: Students may wish to take advantage of enhanced opportunities for additional field trips and additional learning resources. These are optional fees and students may be charged up to $50 for the expanded opportunities offered in the enriched program.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10

Applied, Canadian History Since World War One CHC2PI

This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 10

Civics CHV2OH

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CHV2OE – eLearn – Civics is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Essential, Canadian History Since World War One CHC2LI

This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events, and themes in Canadian history from World War I to the present. Students prepare for the Grades 11 and 12 Workplace Preparation history courses through the development and extension of historical literacy and inquiry skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships, and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation. Students have the opportunity to extend analytical skills with a focus on identifying and interpreting events and perspectives and making connections. Students practice reading, writing, visual, and oral literacy skills, and mathematical literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of forms.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 10

American History CHA3UI

This course explores key aspects of the social, economic, and political development of the United States from precontact to the present. Students will examine the contributions of groups and individuals to the country’s evolution and will explore the historical context of key issues, trends, and events that have had an impact on the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating various forces that helped shape American history.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Academic, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2PI – Applied, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2DN – ENRICHED-Canadian History Since World War I

World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century CHW3MI

This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Academic, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2PI – Applied, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2DN – ENRICHED-Canadian History Since World War I

Canada: History, Identity, and Culture CHI4UI

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to the development of identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada. This course contains similar expectations to CHI4UV (Vimy Ridge) and therefore will not be granted credits for both courses.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

World History since the Fifteenth Century CHY4UI

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Economics – Analyzing Current Economic Issues CIA4UI

This course examines current national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions.
This course is recommended for students who are planning to study Business or Social Science at the post-secondary level. Students will participate in a province-wide stock market competition. They will develop analytical skills to become better consumers, investors, voters, employees, and employers.
DUAL CREDIT The WCDSB has an Advanced Standing agreement with WLU that will allow students taking CIA4UI, to receive a transfer credit in EC120 (Introduction to Microeconomics) at WLU, if they meet the established criteria. Note: a transfer credit in EC120 cannot be used to satisfy requirements for professional accounting designations. Contact the Business department for more inform.
BIT Certificate This course does count towards the Business and Infomration Technology Certificate.
COURSE NOTE: This course counts towards Group 1 (Canadian and World Studies), not Group 2 (Business).
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

International Diplomacy/Model UN IDC4UY

This course offers students a unique opportunity to learn about international relations and examine topics like climate change, the plight of refugees fleeing civil war, weapons proliferation, or the transnational spread of deadly viruses like Ebola, while role-playing United Nations delegates. Students will learn how the U.N. addresses global concerns, study the structure and processes of this multilateral institution and examine how physical, economic, cultural, and political geographies influence and inform policy making. Students will also be given an opportunity to participate in model UN conferences as an extension of course work.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course.

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