Canadian and World Studies


The Canadian and world studies programs will enable students to become responsible and active members within the diverse communities to which they belong. As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informed individuals who value an inclusive society, students will have the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas and decisions about significant developments, events, and issues.

In social studies, history, and geography, and all the subjects in Canadian and world studies, students realize the vision for the program as they:

  • develop the ability to use the “concepts of disciplinary thinking” to investigate issues, events, and developments;
  • develop the ability to determine and apply appropriate criteria to evaluate information and evidence and to make judgements;
  • develop skills and personal attributes that are needed for discipline-specific inquiry and that can be transferred to other areas in life;
  • build collaborative and cooperative working relationships; use appropriate technology as a tool to help them gather and analyse information, solve problems, and communicate.

Adapted from Ontario Ministry of Education, The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10: Canadian and World Studies, 2018. p. 6.

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