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Canadian & World Studies

CWS @ GBD

The Canadian and World Studies Department at GBDSS offers several courses in Geography, History, Law, and Politics.  We offer students an ability to study issues of the past, present, and future of Canada and our world, all while teaching them 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.  Learn more about your world and your country in Canadian and World Studies.

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What Canadian and World Studies courses offer:

· Hands-on and blended learning

· Field Trips

· Mock Trial

· Model United Nations

· Discussion of current events and issues


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Canadian and World Studies Department

Mrs. Carney (Geography)

jcarney@scdsb.on.ca

​Mrs. Popple (Law, History, Civics/Careers)
tpopple@scdsb.on.ca

website - tpopple.weebly.com

​Mr. Jenkinson (History)

tjenkinson@scdsb.on.ca

Mr. Poulin (Geography)

jhpoulin@scdsb.on.ca

​Mr. Kuypers (History, Geography, Law)

akuypers@scdsb.on.ca


Mrs. Sjerps (Geography, Civics/Careers)

rsjerps@scdsb.on.ca





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​Mr. Wickett (Geography)

rwickett@scdsb.on.


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Courses 

The Canadian and World Studies Department offers compulsory courses in grade 9 and 10.  

In grade 9, students will study Issues in Canadian Geography at either the applied or academic level.  Here they will combine technological learning and hands-on experiences to learn about the current geographic issues that affect Canadians.

In grade 10, they will study Canadian History since World War I, at the academic, applied, or locally developed level.  In this course, students will learn about the people, events, and groups that have shaped the history of our nation and world, and how what we have learned have impacted our present.  Also in grade ten students will study Civics and Citizenship at the open level.  Here, students will learn how our government works, and how to be a responsible citizen.

Students will also continue their studies in Geography, History or Law in grade 11 and 12.


 Senior Level History Courses
CourseCourse CodeDescription

World History to

the 15th Century

 

CHW3MWe sometimes call this course Ancient History as we study the early civilizations of Egypt, Greece, China and Rome.  We also learn about more recent societies, including Medieval Europe, the Incan Empire, and peoples like the Mongols and Vikings, and many more!  This course offers opportunities to explore ancient peoples and societies of your choosing!
World History Since the 15th CenturyCHY4U
CHY4C
This course used to be called West and the World, but we know learn so much more.  Explore the contributions to the modern world made by people like Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler while learning about topics such as revolutions, world war, and slavery, all while developing skills needed for success in university.

Senior Level Geography Courses
CourseCourse CodeDescription
Travel and Tourism:  A Geographic Perspective
CGG3OThroughout the course, you'll study and explore various parts of the globe. You'll investigate opportunities that exist for tourism in your region of Ontario, the travel policies that are in place for many parts of the world, and how sustainable tourism can be implemented around the world. Who knows – you may discover a new locale to add to your travel bucket list!
World Issues:  A Geographic AnalysisCGW4UIn this course, students will address the challenges of creating a more sustainable and equitable world.  Topics will include economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and will analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them.

Senior Level Law Courses
CourseCourse CodeDescription 
Understanding Canadian Law
CLU3M
In this course, you will learn all you need to know about Canadian Law.  You will study our legal system, learn about the Rights and Freedoms of Canadian citizens, and explore case studies related to criminal law.  You will learn about some of the more controversial topics in Canadian law, participate in debates, mock trials, and discussion, and form your own opinions on legal issues.
Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday LifeCLU3E
In this course, you will learn all you need to know about Canadian Law.  You will study our legal system, learn about the Rights and Freedoms of Canadian citizens, and explore case studies related to criminal law.  You will learn about some of the more controversial topics in Canadian law, all while preparing you for entering the workplace after high school.
Canadian and International LawCLN4UThis course will teach you about law in Canada and beyond.  You will learn about human rights violations, conflict and war within and between nations, and the individuals and groups who try to prevent these disputes.  Mock trials, debates, discussions, and case studies will help you prepare for success at the university level.
Legal StudiesCLN4CThis course provides you with a way to prepare for a college program related to law.  Whether you are interested in police foundations, corrections, security, or any other program related to the law, this course will provide you with the skills needed to succeed at the college level.  You will learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace and your role as a Canadian citizen.

Authentic Experiences

Veteran's Research Project 

Remembrance Day 


Field Trips

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

WWI in the Trenches

Courthouse


Clubs

Model UN

Mock Trial