Course Title: Grade 9 Individual and Family Living
Course Code: HIF1O
Course Type: Open
Format: Online School Course
Tuition Fee (CAD): $399
Course Description for HIF1O Grade 9 Individual and Family Living Online Course
Grade 9 Individual and Family Living (HIF1O) explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition to adulthood. Teachers will instruct students in developing interpersonal, decision-making and practical skills related to daily life. Students will explore the functioning of families and the diversities found among families and within society.
Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 9 Individual and Family Living HIF1O
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 HIF1O course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 1||Introduction||5 hours|
|Unit 2||Achieving Potential||20 hours|
|Unit 3||Relating to Others||30 hours|
|Mid Semester Point|
|Unit 4||Living in Families Today||20 hours|
|Unit 5||Managing Family Resources||20 hours|
|Unit 6||Caring for Individuals and Families||20 hours|
|Unit 7||Summarizing Lifestyle Options||5 hours|
Students of Individual and Family Learning in Canada develop their understanding of family dynamics and strategies using a familial and individualistic approach while reviewing concepts such as those pertaining to the self, development, as well as family management skills. This course further refines students’ abilities to use a compassionate lense in understanding families through an objective as well as a subjective approach while abstractly interpreting concepts which are crucial today.
In the social sciences and humanities curriculum, family studies are a multidisciplinary subject area that encompasses four areas: fashion and housing; food and nutrition; general family studies; and raising and caring for children. The topics covered in these areas include, among others: textile production; the functions and design of clothing; the fashion industry; issues related to housing; interior design; the role of nutrition in health; the relationship between food and culture; human and family interactions and development; life management skills; various types of relationships; and considerations related to raising and caring for children. In family studies courses, students learn about laws and policies that affect individuals and families in Canada and around the world. They also become familiar with the theoretical perspectives and practical research that underpin our understandings of individual and family development. Family studies courses also integrate theory and practical skills. Many expectations can be achieved through practical experiences both in the classroom and in co-op placements, some of which may be affiliated with Specialist High Skills Majors programs. All courses in family studies encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking skills. Students are given opportunities to deepen their understanding of relevant issues and to develop practical skills, including research and inquiry skills. Students are encouraged to explore a range of perspectives and approaches and to develop the habits of mind that enhance individual, family, and community well-being and contribute to lifelong learning.
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
Reference: Social Sciences and Humanities, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12, 2013 (Revised) Ministry of Education of Ontario