Course Title: Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues
Course Code: CGW4U
Course Type: University Preparation
Format: Online School Course
Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies
Tuition Fee (CAD): $499
Course Description for CGW4U Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues Online Course
CGW4U examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geo-technologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing.
Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues CGW4U
Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the CGW4U course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 1||Studying Issues: Ways of Seeing||20 hours|
|Unit 2||Geopolitics: Patterns of Power||20 hours|
|Mid Semester Point|
|Unit 3||Demographics: Challenge and Change||20 hours|
|Unit 4||Interdependence: Environment and Economy||20 hours|
|Unit 5||Sustainability||20 hours|
|Final||Independent Study Unit||10 hours|
Systems and Structures: The ways humans and nature are organized. Humans have created systems and structures to allow societies to function; natural systems and structures have developed in response to a variety of natural factors.
Interactions and Interdependence: The influences shaping relationships within and among human and natural systems and structures. Human and natural processes and components connect with, adapt to, and have an impact on one another.
Environment: The natural and built elements of which the earth is composed, and the complex web they form.
Change and Continuity: The fundamental criteria for assessing the development of human and natural systems and structures. Change is manifested by differences over time, and is recognized by comparing phenomena and contexts as they exist at different times. Continuity represents consistency and connectedness over time, and is recognized by exploring the forces within nature and human societies that create stability and link the past with the present.
Culture: Expressions of humanity learned and shared within a specified population, influenced by the physical environment. Culture provides a conceptual framework for interpreting the world, and influences the perception of time, place, identity, significance, and change.
Power and Governance: The means and supporting structures whereby laws and rules are enforced in a society and in the global community.
Examples of accommodations (but not limited to) include:
- Adjustment and or extension of time required to complete assignments or summative tasks
- Providing alternative assignments or summative tasks
- Use of scribes and/or other assistive technologies
- Simplifying the language of instruction
Teachers will bring additional resources and teaching materials that provide a rich and diverse learning environment. Units in this course profile make specific reference to the intended textbook for this course but can be substituted for any relevant and approved text.
- Clark, Bruce, and John Wallace. Global Connections: Canadian and World Issues, 2nd Edition. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2008. ISBN 9780132069403