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20th Century World History 12

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With the fall of empires, the rise of nationalism, and the development of technology, conflict...

20th Century World History 12

With the fall of empires, the rise of nationalism, and the development of technology, conflict and crisis characterized the twentieth century world. Topics include the post WWI world with its rise of dictators, civil and global wars, the Middle East and terrorism, and human rights movements. Collaborative forum discussions include current events and their historic and political origins and challenge students to make reasoned judgments. Besides a variety of activities, this course also requires some presentations in the virtual online class and provides project choices per term.

Major Units & Topics

WWI, Shaping the Middle East, Russian Revolution and Communism, Rise of Fascism, WWII, China, 1911-1949, Nuclear Age/Cold War, Genocides, Human Rights, Conflict in Middle East, Terrorism. (Subject to change as course is under construction.)

Assessment

Presently under revision

Prerequisites

Social Studies 10

Time Commitment

100 - 120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Comparative Cultures 12

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Explore some past and present civilizations across the continents through their values, beliefs, societies, and...

Comparative Cultures 12

Explore some past and present civilizations across the continents through their values, beliefs, societies, and arts. Cultures share similarities and differences. And civilizations rise and fall. Cultures interact and exchange ideas. By studying these elements of culture and cultural expression, students will apply historical thinking as well as problem solving skills to some big questions. Through a variety of activities and choices, students will be challenged to make connections with the past and the present.

Major Units & Topics

Prologue to Cultures, Middle Eastern Culture, Western Culture, Eastern Culture, Latin Culture, African Culture

Assessment

Assignments/Projects - 50%

Quizzes/Tests - 35%

Collaborative Forums - 15%

Prerequisites

Social Studies 10

Time Commitment

100 - 120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Explorations in Social Studies 11

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Explorations in Social Studies 11 focuses on students building deep understandings through personalized investigations and...

Explorations in Social Studies 11

Explorations in Social Studies 11 focuses on students building deep understandings through personalized investigations and collaboration. Students will engage with open-ended questions and develop knowledge by delving into law, Indigenous studies, social justice, and human geography.

Major Units & Topics

Reconciliation

Resilience (Social Justice)

Respect

This course explores these ideas through Indigenous perspectives, law, social justice issues, and human geography.

Assessment

Tasks/Assignments - 30%

Quizzes/Tests - 20%

Collaboration - 20%

Projects - 30%

Formative Assessment- no percentage

Prerequisites

Social Studies 10 or Humanities 10

Time Commitment

100 - 120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 10 blends the experience of literature, language, history and geography into a single, exciting learning experience that covers the competencies for both Composition & Literary Studies 10 as well as Social Studies 10. Through historically relevant literature, biographies, poetry, drama, and crucial events from 1914- Present, we will learn how each event shaped our nation. The Humanities 10 program is a fast-paced, project-based learning environment involving debate, high-level thinking, and weekly peer collaboration. As a class we will tackle big questions, critique big decisions, and unravel big issues. Students should be prepared to strive for excellence, complete consistent homework demands, and communicate consistently and openly both online and in class. Commitment and dedication are key for success in this course.

Major Units & Topics

Unit One: World War One, the 1920’s & 30’s, ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ novel study, creative writing.

Unit Two: World War Two, the 1950’s & 60’s, ‘Lord of the Flies’ novel study, essay writing.

Unit Three: 1970’s-1990’s, Canadian Government & Law, poetry.

Unit Four: Geography and Global Issues, Romeo & Juliet studies.

Assessment

Tests/Quizzes ~20%

Homework Assignments & Completion (done on time/each week) ~30%

Projects ~30%

Class Participation (Group work, Behavior, Overall) ~20%

Prerequisites

English 9 and Social Studies 9

Time Commitment

200 - 240 hours

Credits Earned

8

Location

Cloverdale

Tuition

$300

Humanities 10 focuses upon Canada’s growing autonomy and emerging role in international affairs from 1919 to the present, the structures and functions of Canadian government, and global demographics and environmental issues in relationship to Canada. Reading Canadian literature to further understand these decades, students will tackle big questions and challenge each other through collaborative forums and v-classes. While covering the curricular competencies for Socials 10 and Focused Literary Studies 10, students also develop their writing skills for Composition 10. Students are encouraged to personalize their learning as the course includes a variety of assignments, tasks, and projects.

Major Units & Topics

Social Studies Skills; Canadian Government; Roaring Twenties and Great Depression; Canada's Role in WWII; Postwar Canada; Quebec, Multiculturalism, and Canadian Identity; Canada at Crossroads; Canada in the World - Demographics, Sustainability, and Environment; Canada in the 21st Century; Canadian literature related to the 20th century, novels - Who Has Seen the Wind? by W.O. Mitchell, Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat, and choice of a children's novel

Assessment

Assignments 20%

Quizzes 30%

Essays/Projects 30%

Participation (collaborative forums and v-classes) 20%

Prerequisites

English 9 and Social Studies 9

Time Commitment

200 - 240 hours

Credits Earned

8

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 11 focuses on students building deep understandings through personalized investigations and collaboration. Students will engage with open-ended questions and develop knowledge by delving into law, Indigenous studies, social justice, and human geography. An exploration of text and story, through various literary works, will expand the study of these topics. Humanities 11 incorporates curricular competencies for Literary Studies 11 and Explorations in Social Studies 11.

Major Units & Topics

Reconciliation: Canadian and global Indigenous studies, reading of ‘One Native Life’, Debate, global indigenous research project.

Resilience: Global social justice studies, reading of ‘I Am Malala’, current events unit, global health & education website project.

Respect: Human geography studies, ‘Life of Pi’ novel study & graphic essay, one-day trial, major group ‘Calls to Action Conference’ final project.

Assessment

Tasks/Assignments - 30%

Quizzes/Tests - 20%

Collaboration - 20%

Projects - 30%

Formative Assessment- no percentage

Prerequisites

Language Arts 10 & Social Studies 10

Time Commitment

200 - 240 hours

Credits Earned

8

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 11 is a new course that weaves together literary studies, Canadian law, Aboriginal studies, global geography, social justice issues, and current events into a single, exciting learning experience which covers the competencies for both Literary Studies 11 and Explorations in Social Studies 11. This new Humanities 11 program will be a fast-paced, project-based learning environment involving high-level thinking, weekly peer collaboration, and intense debate. This is a senior level course designed for students who want to understand and problem-solve Canadian and global events and issues. Students should be prepared to strive for excellence, complete consistent homework demands, and communicate consistently and openly both online and in class. Commitment and dedication are key for success in this course.

Major Units & Topics

Reconciliation: Canadian and global Indigenous studies, reading of ‘One Native Life’, Debate, global indigenous research project.

Resilience: Global social justice studies, reading of ‘I Am Malala’, current events unit, global health & education website project.

Respect: Human geography studies, ‘Life of Pi’ novel study & graphic essay, one-day trial, major group ‘Calls to Action Conference’ final project.

Assessment

Tests/Quizzes ~20%

Homework Assignments & Completion (done on time/each week) ~30%

Projects ~30%

Class Participation (Group work, Behavior, Overall) ~20%

Prerequisites

Language Arts 10 & Social Studies 10

Time Commitment

200 - 240 hours

Credits Earned

8

Location

Cloverdale

Tuition

$300

Humanities 12 weaves literature, language, biographical memoirs, history and current events into a single, exciting learning experience which fulfills the competencies for both English Studies 12 and 20th Century World History 12. The Humanities 12 program is a fast-paced, project-based learning environment involving high-level thinking, weekly peer collaboration, and intense debate. This is a senior level course designed for students who want to understand and discuss world events and issues. Students should be prepared to strive for excellence, complete consistent homework demands, and communicate consistently and openly both online and in class. Commitment and dedication are key for success in this course.

Major Units & Topics

Unit One (Sept): 1919 Europe & Treaty of Versailles, Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s sonnets, scene/sonnet slams

Unit Two (Oct/Nov): 1919-1933 political tension, 20’s culture, The Great Gatsby, newspaper writing

Unit Three (Nov-Jan): 1933-1945 Depression & WWII, Hiroshima, WW2 Board Games

Unit Four (Jan-Mar): 1945-1963 Cold War, the Arab world, South Africa, Civil Rights, World Issues Debate, Langston Hughes poetry, speech analysis, essay writing

Unit Five (Mar-June): 1963-2015 world unrest, Canada in Afghanistan, Letters to My Daughters, personal TEDx Talks

Assessment

Tests/Quizzes ~20%

Homework Assignments & Completion (done on time/each week) ~30%

Projects ~30%

Class Participation (Group work, Behavior, Overall) ~20%

Prerequisites

Explorations in Social Studies 11, Language Arts 11

Time Commitment

200 - 240 hours

Credits Earned

8

Location

Cloverdale

Tuition

$300

Welcome to Humanities 7-8 Blended! We are on an exciting adventure together, as we weave through Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and World Exploration history, while improving all of our Language Arts skills. It will be a diverse year, including research, group work, oral and media presentations, mapping, videos to watch, and novels to read!

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

Major Units & Topics

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours of work in class each week and another 3-5 hours of learning at home.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Earn credit for Social Studies 7 AND English Language Arts 7 while exercising your creative side. As you explore everything from the earth’s origins to the complexity of war and peace in the world today, you will also create your very own island. Bit by bit, you will develop your imaginary island as a demonstration of the things you’ve learned in each unit. In addition, you will be setting yourself up as a stronger writer, which will stand you in good stead for coursework in the future!

The demands on the parent are remarkably minimal for this course. Especially if the student is a diligent, independent worker, it is likely that this will be a “lighter” load with regards to required support.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Forums, assignments and quizzes to support reading and responding.

Creative opportunities to demonstrate knowledge (creating their own island.)

Foundational grammar and writing skills.

Prerequisites

It is helpful to understand and have skill with email. Being an independent learner (or one who is willing to proactively reach out for help) is an asset.

Time Commitment

4-5 hours

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting point, students will:

  • Establish historical significance
  • Use primary source evidence
  • Identify continuity and change
  • Analyze cause and consequence
  • Take historical perspectives, and
  • Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations

Further, studies will involve “Lord of the Rings” tying the social studies together with strong reading and writing instruction in a class setting.

For 2019: Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00 Grades 7-9 at Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell Street. 25 student capacity.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours per week in class, 3-5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Kelowna

Tuition

$100

Humanities 8 Online is a project-based course that blends the knowledge of literature, language, history, and geography into a single learning experience that fulfills the requirements for English Language Arts and Social Studies 8. Students will develop the essential skills needed to explore their own interests and present knowledge in a variety of ways. As the course is student-directed and research-based, there is no textbook. Each module begins with skill development activities and essential background information before students are encouraged to select their own focus areas to present to the class.

Students are encouraged to stay connected with their teacher each week who will provide encouragement and descriptive feedback.

Major Units & Topics

We will explore European society from 800-1750 through a variety of videos, readings, discussions, tutorials, and research projects. Students will also complete a novel study and short stories unit. Through their studies, students will have opportunities for creativity, effective communication, critical thinking, as well as ongoing collaboration with each other and their teacher.

Assessment
Prerequisites

Familiarity with digital tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and Google are an asset and a functional webcam and microphone will be necessary for projects and virtual classes.

Time Commitment

A recommended schedule is provided, but as many students will work at their own pace, it is essential for parents to ensure their child dedicates at least 4-6 hours on the course per week and completes all tasks before June.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Welcome to Humanities 7-8 Blended! We are on an exciting adventure together, as we weave through Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and World Exploration history, while improving all of our Language Arts skills. It will be a diverse year, including research, group work, oral and media presentations, mapping, videos to watch, and novels to read!

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Three hours in class, another 3-5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

We explore 1750-1919, with much of the course dedicated to the Confederation of Canada. While we focus on Social Studies themes, English elements are woven seamlessly throughout the course, allowing students to receive credit for both subjects. Students will explore information through a variety of formats including informational readings, videos, recorded tutorials, virtual classes, and independent research. Additionally, they will be encouraged to present their learning in unique ways such as written assignments, speeches, videos, and project presentations. Students should be comfortable using digital tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and completing independent online research, although they will be supported in the development of new skills.

While a recommended schedule is provided, it will be up to the student, with the support of their teacher and parents, to ensure successful completion of all course materials before the end of June. Additionally, it is expected all students will actively participate through forum post discussions, group projects, monthly virtual classes, and weekly contact with their teacher who will provide encouragement and guidance.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Self-paced and requires at least 4-6 hours per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 9 blends literature, language, and history into a single, exciting learning experience that covers the outcomes for both English and Social Studies.

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

Major Units & Topics

Humanities 9 students will begin to comprehend the development of Europe and North America from 1750 - 1919.

Students will understand the relationship between Aboriginal people and Europeans, and their crucial role in developing Canada, including the daily lives of Aboriginal communities, New France and British North America.

Students will study colonialism, imperialism, and nationalism, analyzing factors that contributed to the French, American and Industrial revolutions.

Students will investigate political and legal systems, and assess how economic systems contributed to the development of early Canada, focusing on the introduction of the Canadian Fur Trade, the Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada and the creation of our nation with the Confederation Conference.

Student learning will culminate in a colourful, engaging and fun Canadian Confederation debate.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

The expectation is that you will complete 3 hours of work in class each week (1.5 for each of the two subject areas) and another 4-6 hours of learning at home.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Law Studies 12

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As a Canadian citizen, do you know your legal rights and responsibilities? Although laws protect...

Law Studies 12

As a Canadian citizen, do you know your legal rights and responsibilities? Although laws protect society, these legislative acts definitely affect us and change over time. This courses covers four key areas: fundamentals of law, including the court system the constitution, and the history of law; criminal law, including trials and sentencing; civil law, including tort and contract law, and finally family law, including marriage, adoption, children, and wills. And in all areas, how does Canadian legislation concern the First Peoples? Understanding Canada’s legal system allows you to make a difference in society.

Major Units & Topics

Fundamentals of Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Family Law

Assessment

Assignments/Projects - 50%

Module Tests - 30%

Collaborative Forums - 20%

Prerequisites

Social Studies 10

Time Commitment

100 - 120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Physical Geography 12

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Discover how natural processes and human activities impact the landscape, populated regions, and global climate....

Physical Geography 12

Discover how natural processes and human activities impact the landscape, populated regions, and global climate. By understanding connections between the physical and biological environments, students investigate elements of the earth sciences, explore some of the world’s interesting places, and evaluate their responsibility for this place. This course provides a variety of activities and choices, including presentations in the virtual online class.

Major Units & Topics

Mapping and Cartography, Landforms, Tectonics, Geology, Water, Weather and Climate, Biomes, Environment, Landscape Ecology. (Subject to change as course is under construction.)

Assessment

Assignments/Projects - 50%

Quizzes/Tests - 30%

Participation (note-taking tasks and collaborative forums) - 20%

Prerequisites

Social Studies 10

Time Commitment

100 - 120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Tuition

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Social Studies 10

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Socials 10 focuses upon Canada’s growing autonomy and emerging role on the global stage from...

Social Studies 10

Socials 10 focuses upon Canada’s growing autonomy and emerging role on the global stage from 1919 to the present as students read, question, and think about our history. While examining the structures and functions of the different levels of government in Canada, students will tackle the big question “Why bother to vote”? This course also investigates Canada and the era of globalization through demographics, environment, and economy. Students are encouraged to personalize their learning as the course includes a variety of assignments, tasks, and projects.

Major Units & Topics

Social Studies Skills; Canadian Government; Roaring Twenties and Great Depression; Canada's Role in WWII; Postwar Canada; Quebec, Multiculturalism, and Canadian Identity; Canada at Crossroads; Canada in the World - Demographics, Sustainability, and Environment; Canada in the 21st Century

Assessment

Assignments 20%

Quizzes 30%

Essays/Projects 30%

Participation (collaborative forums and v-classes) 20%

Prerequisites

Social Studies 9

Time Commitment

100 - 120 hours

Credits Earned

4

Location

Online

Tuition

0