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*Grade 9 Electives
Drama ADA1O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
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Music AMU1O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
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Visual Arts AVI1O1
This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
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Information and Communication Technology in Business BTT1O1
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
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Food and Nutrition HFN1O1
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.
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Healthy Active Living Education - Female PPL1OF
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and
lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities,
students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that
provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that
contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the
world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop
their ability to think critically and creatively. The possible focus courses for Grade 9, along with their
corresponding course codes, are as follows:
Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities – PAF1O
Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities – PAL1O
Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities – PAI1O
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities – PAQ1O
Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities – PAR1O
Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities – PAD1O
COURSE NOTE: This course is not offered as co-ed.
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Healthy Active Living Education - Male PPL1OM
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and
lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities,
students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that
provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that
contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the
world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop
their ability to think critically and creatively. The possible focus courses for Grade 9, along with their
corresponding course codes, are as follows:
Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities – PAF1O
Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities – PAL1O
Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities – PAI1O
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities – PAQ1O
Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities – PAR1O
Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities – PAD1O
COURSE NOTE: This course is not offered as co-ed.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
An Intro. to Engineering & the Mechanical Trades TIJ1O1
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
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An Intro. to Wood Manufacturing TMJ1O1
This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to manufacturing technology, which encompasses technical drawing, properties and preparation of materials, manufacturing techniques, and control systems. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9