In history, students examine social, political, economic, and legal changes in Canada between 1713 and 1850. They explore the experiences and challenges facing different groups, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Students will investigate different perspectives on issues in eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Canada, including issues associated with the shift in European imperial powers and its impact. Students will learn about various groups which existed in colonial Canada and how they were affected by the conflicts and changes which characterized this period. Applying the concept of historical thinking to their study of Canadian history will lead students to deeper and more meaningful explorations of life in colonial Canada.
In geography, students explore opportunities and challenges presented by the physical environment and the ways in which people around the world have responded to them. They will examine the relationship between Earth’s physical features and the distribution and use of natural resources while exploring ways of preserving global resources. Students will extract and analyse information from a variety of sources, including maps, graphs, photographs, digital representations, and geographic information systems.