Canadian & World Studies
Canadian & World Studies Courses at Forest Heights
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Why Study Geography?
“What is where, why there, and why care?,” is a focus of geography penned by Charles Gritzner; and “what now” is an important fourth focus for geographers.
Geography is, quite literally, in all aspects of our daily lives and as the world becomes ever more intricately connected, a strong understanding of the people and the function of our physical world is essential. Although it is said that we are of the global community, many do not have equal opportunities to share in the world’s resources nor take part in this global community in any meaningful way.
By taking geography courses, students are able explore the “what is where, why there, why care, what now?”
Agronomist, Climatologist, Computer Mapping and Software Developer, Demographer, Ecologist, Ecotourism Planner, Forester, Geologist, Medical Geographer, Politician, Real Estate Developer, Travel/Tourism Planning, Urban Planner, Wetlands Conservation, Zoologist
TOP TEN REASONS TO STUDY GEOGRAPHY – © Canadian Geographic
Why Study History
If you want to be a neurosurgeon or pharmacist, history will not provide you with the skills needed to achieve your goals. But the skills you learn by taking a history or social science course will remain with you throughout your life.
History is all about quests: the quest for understanding and the quest for truth. People who take history want to understand why things are how they are. If you want to know why countries have different languages and cultures, why some societies are peaceful and others warlike, why some groups are dominant and privileged while others have been marginalized, history will provide you with the tools to discover these answers.
Research, analysis, critical thinking, healthy debate: these are all things we do in a history classroom. History will not provide you with ready made answers. But it will supply you with the tools with which to begin the search. These are skills which will stay with every individual in their personal lives as well as in the workplace.
History Club, Federal-Provincial Simulation Conference, trips to museums, “Great War” days
Law, Education, Research Assistant, Public Relations, Museums and Art Galleries, Politics, Archaeology