September 2020 – January 2021
Intro to Unlearning Semi-Structured Inquiry Model
Registration Deadline May 1, 2020
limited to 15 students
In this introduction to the unlearning model, students will be challenged to think about school in a whole new way. They will slowly embark on their own unlearning journey through structured inquiry. Students will be challenged to learn the course curriculum by finding issues that they care about, researching them, using social media, reaching out to the community to make others aware, creating solutions and implementing them. This model will prepare students to move onto the Open Passion Project Model if they so choose to.
$549 / per course
*first course must be from the options below
CGC1D Issues in Canadian Geography
This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.
CHC2D – Canadian History Since World War One
This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different individuals, groups, and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, 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 identities, citizenship, and heritage in Canada. Students will develop an understanding of some of the political developments and government policies that have had a lasting impact on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities. 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.
CGD3M – Regional Geography
This course explores the interrelationships between the land and people in a selected region as well as interconnections between this region and the rest of the world. Students will explore the region’s environmental, socio-economic, and cultural characteristics and will investigate issues related to natural resources, economic development and sustainability, population change, globalization, and quality of life. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate a range of geographic issues in the region. Note: This course is developed and delivered with a focus, to be determined by the school, on the geography of a selected region of the world.
Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
Credit Value: 1.0
HSC4M – World Cultures Grade 12
This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyze cultures. Students will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. They will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyze issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.
Prerequisite: Any University, University/College course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies
Credit Value: 1.0
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Credits
We are currently working with the Ministry of Education to be given the permission to grant OSSD credits.