Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open (CHV2O)

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Course Title : Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open (CHV2O)
Course Name : Canadian and World Studies
Course Code : CHV2O
Grade : 10
Course Type : Open
Credit Value : 0.5
Prerequisite : None
Curriculum Policy Document: Canadian and World Studies, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10, 2018 (Revised)

Course Description

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.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Titles and Descriptions Time and Sequence
Unit 1: Civics: Issues and Ideas

Civics is the study of how people use politics, laws, words and actions to govern themselves. But, what is politics? What are laws? What is government? What do they all have to do with each other? This unit deals with the theory behind civics, defining and describing the origin of government, the different types of law, and the role of people in their creation and maintenance

19 hours
Unit 2: Canadian Context

With a solid understanding of what laws and governments are, we will next turn to the complex ways in which they are determined in Canada, federal, provincially and municipally. We will consider how things are now, and evaluate alternative approaches. We'll pay special attention to how all Canadians help to make laws and governments work every day.

23 hours
Unit 3: Global Context

Canada is one country among many on the planet, and so Canadian attitudes and responses to the world speak loudly about Canada's identity and values. In this final unit, we'll consider some of Canada's responses to challenges and changes around the globe. We'll evaluate Canada's participation in a number of international organizations. Finally, we'll analyse what it means to be a global citizen in today's world.

11.5 hours
Final Evaluation

This is a proctored exam worth 30% of your final grade.

1.5 hours
Total 55 hours