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History

TEACHERS

Mr. M. Klassen
Mr. R. Klassen 
Mr. C. Arnt
Mr. J. Thorpe

A. CANADIAN and WORLD STUDIES

a. CHC2D/2P: Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10

About this Course:

The study of history fulfils a fundamental human desire to know about our past. It also appeals to us because of our love of stories – and history consists of stories. Through the narrative of history we hear and see the people, events, emotions, struggles, and challenges that produced the present and that will shape the future. The better we understand history, the easier it becomes to understand other times and places. Such knowledge teaches us that our particular accomplishments and problems are not unique – an important lesson in a world in which the forces of globalization are drawing people of different cultures closer together. Canadian History Since World War I focuses on the events and personalities that have shaped our nation since 1914.

Teachers: Mr. M. Klassen, Mr. R. Klassen, Mr. J. Thorpe

b. CHV 2O: Civics, Grade 10

About this Course: 

This course explores what it means to be an informed citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of a democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore their own and others’ beliefs and perspectives regarding civic questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.

Teacher: Mr. C. Arnt

c. CHW 3M: World History to the end of the Fifteenth Century, Grade 11

About this Course: 
The study of history is not merely about dates and events. To study history is to understand the world and the triumphs and failures of humanity. In history one rediscovers the past, understands the present, and prepares for the future.
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students analyse diverse societies from around the world, with particular regard to the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. They examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as of particular innovations, and develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.

Teacher: Mr. R. Klassen

d. CHY4U: World History since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12

About this Course:

The study of history is not merely about dates and events. To study history is to understand the world and the triumphs and failures of humanity. In history one rediscovers the past, understands the present, and prepares for the future. Our course outlines the significant people and events of the western world from the 16th Century to recent times. The course provides a broad exploration of western historical themes, ideas, and concepts and challenges the history student to make connections between the events and the ideas of the past to those of the present day.

Teachers: Mr. M. Klassen, Mr. J. Thorpe

B. SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
a. HRF3O: World Religions and Belief Traditions in Daily Life, Grade 11


About this course:

This course enables students to study world religions and belief traditions in local,
Canadian, and global contexts. Students will explore aspects of the human quest for
meaning and will examine world religions and belief traditions as exemplified in
various sacred teachings and principles, rites, and passages. They will also study
the interaction throughout history between society and various belief traditions,
and will have opportunities to develop research and inquiry skills related to the
study of world religions and belief traditions.

Prerequisite: None

Teacher: Mr. M. Klassen

b. CLU 3M: Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11

About this Course: 

This course explores legal issues that directly affect students’ lives. To develop an appreciation of the Canadian legal system, students examine the historical roots of Canadian law and expand on their understanding of the role of government in making laws. Students also become familiar with the rights and freedoms that all Canadians enjoy as a result of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students acquire a practical knowledge of Canada’s legal system, both criminal and civil and learn how to analyse legal issues. They are given opportunities to develop informed opinions on legal issues and to defend those opinions and communicate legal knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including legal research projects, mock trials and debates.

Teacher: Mr. J. Thorpe

c. HSB 4U: Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12

About this Course:

This course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour, and their impact on society. Students will analyse cultural, social, and biological patterns in human societies, looking at the ways in which those patterns change over time. Students will also explore the ideas of classical and contemporary social theorists, and will apply those ideas to the analysis of contemporary trends.

Teacher: Mr. M. Klassen

d. CLN 4U: Canadian and International Law, Grade 12

About this Course: 

This course explores elements of Canadian Law and the role of law in social, political and global contexts. Students will learn about the connections between the historical and philosophical sources of law and the issues in contemporary society. They will also learn to analyze legal issues, conduct independent research and communicate the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.

Teacher: Mr. J. Thorpe
 
e. HZT4U: Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12

About this course:

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy
and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and
skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at
least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy
of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics).∗ Students will develop critical
thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments
related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop
research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences
and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Teacher: Mr. R. Klassen