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Canadian & World Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities Department

There are many exciting things happening in the Canadian & World Studies, Family Studies & Social Science Department at Scarlett Heights. The Food & Nutrition Courses have a field trip planned for later this month to O.Noir. O.Noir is a restaurant where you eat in the dark to enhance your eating experience using your other senses besides seeing.
In the Challenge and Change in Society class, former Scarlett student, Abdiqani Mohamed, is volunteering to support student learning. He has been a great addition to the classroom. The Challenge and Change in Society class has also had the honour of welcoming two guest speakers, Dalton Higgins, who spoke about Hip Hop Culture, and PhD Student, Nick Hobson, who discussed his research on the effects of Conformity. The applied level Canadian History students had a rare opportunity to view the film, “Heart of Auschwitz,” a touching documentary sharing the experiences of survivors of The Holocaust. The World History: West & the World students were exposed to Renaissance Art, and had the chance to create their own art influenced by some of the most famous paintings of the time period.

Finally, in the Civics classroom our first group of grade 10s have completed the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. Finalists from each Civics class will present their charity & its needs in hope of winning a $5000 grant for their charity in the spring. Ms. Huntley’s classes welcomed, Aisha Jarrah, Teacher Candidate from OISE.
We look forward to many other opportunities in the months to come.


 

Course Descriptions:

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9 Academic CGC1D
This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9 Applied CGC1P
This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10 Academic CHC2D
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.

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10 Applied CHC2P
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.

Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10 Open CHV2O
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.

Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12 University Preparation, HSB4U
This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Human Development throughout the Lifespan, Grade 12 University/College Preparation, HHG4M
This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the lifespan. Students will learn about a range of theoretical perspectives on human development. They will examine threats to healthy development as well as protective factors that promote resilience. Students will learn about physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from the prenatal period through old age and will develop their research and inquiry skills by investigating issues related to human development.
Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Nutrition and Health, Grade 12 University Preparation, HFA4U
This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Nutrition and Health, Grade 12 College Preparation, HFA4C
This course focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health at different stages of life and on global issues related to food production. Students will investigate the role of nutrition in health and disease and assess strategies for promoting food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and refine their ability to use social science research and inquiry methods to investigate topics related to nutrition and health. Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Food and Nutrition, Grade 9 or 10 Open, HFN1O/2O
This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food-marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food-preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition.

Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11 Open, HPC3O
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.

World History: 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 and communication 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

Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11 University/College Preparation, CLU3M
This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.
Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Canadian and International Law, Grade 12 University Preparation, CLN4U
This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

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