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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. Students will examine their civic duties from a Catholic perspective that includes compassion, social justice, equity and responsibility. Students will be encouraged to become active citizens who live their faith in their actions and decisions.
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. Through various activities, assignments, and reflections, the learner will come to a deeper understanding of who they are and the gifts, talents, and abilities God has blessed them with. As they deepen their knowledge, students will gain insight into the ways in which God wants them to use these gifts. Students will examine a variety of potential occupations through the perspective of job satisfaction, and moral and ethical standards.
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. In this course students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social justice teachings of the Church. Students will be able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course. Informed by Catholic Social Teachings, students explore challenges and opportunities in the experiences and perspectives of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people of Canada. Students are encouraged to develop moral, ethical, and realistic decision making skills in order to grow as conscientious Christian citizens. They also have the opportunity to develop Christian values, Catholic understandings, and possible solutions to help them create a Catholic vision of the future that inspires hope, confidence, and the development of a just and compassionate global society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: English, Grade 10 Academic
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take HRT3M1 - Faith and Culture :WORLD RELIGIONS
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace. Students will examine and analyze literacy works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will develop their literacy skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
COURSE NOTE: 70% or over in ENG3U is recommended
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12