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.
Civics and Citizenship
Course Code: CHV2O
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 0.5
Unit 1: Civics and Its Importance
Students will discuss the overview about the study of civics and helps give students an understanding of its relevance in their lives.
Unit 2: About Canada
Students will explore Canadian civic culture.
Unit 3: International
Students will explore the political process of some international countries.