Course Description For CLN4U Grade 12 Canadian and International Law Online Course
Grade 12 Law (CLN4U) examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyze legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways. The online learning platform will facilitate effective research, communication, and collaboration.
Summary Of Units And Timelines For Grade 12 Canadian and International Law CLN4U
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 CLN4U course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 0||Research||5 Hours|
|Unit 1||Heritage||25 Hours|
|Unit 2||Rights and Freedoms||26 Hours|
|Mid Semester Point|
|Unit 3||Criminal Law and Procedures||26 Hours|
|Unit 4||Regulation and Dispute Resolution||26 Hours|
|FINAL||Final Exam||2 Hours|
Fundamental Concepts Covered in Grade 12 Online Course
The Heritage unit focuses on Canada’s legal heritage and is designed to help the students appreciate that the law is dynamic, constantly evolving to match the will of society. The Rights and Freedoms unit focuses on the development of the rights and freedoms of Canadians since Confederation and in particular how the current situation has been shaped by the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Criminal Law and Procedures unit focuses on how the concepts of crime and punishment have evolved over the years as well as the processes involved in evidence gathering and the disposition of criminal charges. The Regulation and Dispute Resolution unit is designed to explore the differences between the protection of individual rights and the protection of the rights of a group, using labor law and environmental law as models of collective action and responsibility. It will also focus on the concept of state sovereignty and the need for international law as well as the challenges that come with limited powers of enforcement.
Teaching and Learning Strategies in an Online School
Teachers will bring enthusiasm and varied teaching and assessment approaches to the classroom, addressing individual students’ needs and ensuring sound learning opportunities for every student. The activities offered should enable students to relate and apply these concepts to the social, environmental, and economical conditions and concerns of the world in which they live. Opportunities to relate knowledge and skills to these wider contexts will motivate students to learn in a meaningful way and to become life-long learners. Teachers will help students understand that problem solving of any kind often requires a considerable expenditure of time and energy and a good deal of perseverance. Teachers also will encourage students to investigate, to reason, to explore alternative solutions and to take the risks necessary to become successful problem solvers. Effective instructional approaches and learning activities draw on students’ prior knowledge, capture their interest, and encourage meaningful practise both inside and outside the classroom. Students will be engaged when they are able to see the connection between the scientific concepts they are learning and their application in the world around them and in real-life situations. Due to its importance, students will have opportunities to learn in a variety of ways- individually, cooperatively, independently, with teacher direction, through hands-on experiences, and through examples followed by practice. The approaches and strategies teachers use will vary according to both the object of the learning and the needs of the students. Teachers will accomplish this in online environment with the use of: virtual labs, online simulations, animations, videos, discussion forums, live chat and other interactive objects.
Accommodations for students with an IEP in an online high school
All students can succeed. Some students are able, with certain accommodations, to participate in the regular course curriculum and to demonstrate learning independently. Accommodations allow access to the course without any changes to the knowledge and skills the student is expected to demonstrate. The accommodations required to facilitate the student’s learning can be identified by the teacher, but recommendations from a School Board generated Individual Education Plan (IEP) if available can also be consulted. Instruction based on principles of universal design and differentiated instruction focuses on the provision of accommodations to meet the diverse needs of learners.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CLN4U?
CLN4U is a Grade 12 Canadian and International Law course at a University preparation level.
What are 4U courses?
4U refers to the Grade level of the courses and the pathway. 4 means it is a grade 12 course and U means it is a university preparation course.
What is the prerequisite course for CLN4U?
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.
How long does it take to complete the CLN4U online course?
At Ontario Virtual School (OVS) you can complete an online highschool credit courses as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as long as 12 months.
Will my marks be sent directly to OUAC or OCAS?
Yes, we can send the marks for your online courses directly to OUAC, OCAS, your home, and to your day school.