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Canadian and World Studies


The Canadian and World Studies department at St. John’s College implements high quality learning of Canadian Geography, Canadian, American and World History, Civics and Canadian and International Law while giving individual students the opportunity to choose programs that suit their skills and interests. These courses will enable students to become critically thoughtful and informed citizens who value an inclusive society and have the skills necessary to solve problems, make decisions and communicate ideas.  

Course Descriptions

Geography of Canada, Grade 9, De-streamed (CGC1D1) 

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. 

In this course students will: 

  • Learn about Canada's natural environment 
  • Learn about Canada's immigration policies and the growth of diversity 
  • Examine different points of view on how Canada's resources should be developed 
  • Learn about how human actions impact the natural environment 

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