Canadian and World Studies

The Canadian and World Studies program will enable a student to become responsible, active citizens within the communities in which they belong. Students will become critically thoughtful and informed citizens and will have the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas and decisions about significant world events and issues. Employers are increasingly aware of the value of staff who have the "21st century skills" developed in our program. These include collaboration, information and technology literacy, critical thinking and global awareness. Our students will explore who they are in their community, nation and world.

History - Developing a Sense of Time

The History program provides:

  • An understanding of past events and societies that enables one to interpret and analyse both historic and current issues
  • Analysis of how people from diverse groups have interacted and how they have changed over time
  • Understanding of the experiences of and empathizing with people in past societies
  • Historical literacy skills developed by interpreting evidence from primary and secondary sources

Geography - Developing a Sense of Place

The Geography program provides:

  • Responsibility through an appreciation and respect for both natural and human environments 
  • The development of spatial skills through the construction and interpretation of spatial technologies, charts and maps
  • Understanding of the connections within and between natural and human environments
  • Understanding of the spatial diversity of environments at a local to global scale

Civics  - Developing a Sense of Responsibility

 The Politics (Civics) program provides:

  • An understanding of how to influence change within the communities to which you belong as individuals and groups
  • Analysis of current political issues
  • Assessing the power and influence of different people involved in civics issues
  • Development of a respect and appreciation for different points of view on various political issues.


Grade 9
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Issues in Canadian Geography

CGC1D1 (Academic)

Issues in Canadian Geography

CGC1P1 (Applied)

Grade 10
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Canadian History, Post WWI


Canadian History, Post WWI


Civics and Citizenship (0.5 credit)


Grade 11
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Travel and Tourism


World History to the 16th Century


Understanding Canadian Law


Grade 12
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Canadian and World Issues


World History: The West and the World


 *courses offered in alternate years

See the course calendar for full course descriptions.