Canadian & World Studies Courses at Forest Heights

GRADE 9 GRADE 10 GRADE 11 GRADE 12
CGC1DF
GÉOGRAPHIE DU CANADA
EXTENDED FRENCH
CHC2DF
HISTOIRE DU CANADA
EXTENDED FRENCH
CHT3OI
TWENTIETH CENTURY
HISTORY
CPW4UI
CANADIAN AND
WORLD POLITICS
CGC1DI
GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
ACADEMIC
CHC2DI
CANADIAN HISTORY
ACADEMIC
CHW3MI
WORLD HISTORY
TO THE END OF THE
FIFTEENTH CENTURY
CHY4UI
WORLD HISTORY
SINCE THE
FIFTEENTH CENTURY
CGC1PI
GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
APPLIED
CHC2PI
CANADIAN HISTORY
APPLIED
CHV2OF
CIVICS
EXTENDED FRENCH
CHV2OH
CIVICS

Geography

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?”

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History

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.

Enrichment Opportunities

History Club, Federal-Provincial Simulation Conference, trips to museums, “Great War” days

Related Careers

Law, Education, Research Assistant, Public Relations, Museums and Art Galleries, Politics, Archaeology

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