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Denison History and Social Sciences 102
Denison History and Social Sciences

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Global Competencies:

Our department is committed to developing Global Competency Skills in all students.  Students taking History and Social Sciences courses will develop advanced analytical and critical thinking skills, develop a knowledge and understanding of global issues, and develop an appreciation for other cultures, global mindedness, and social responsibility. The history department is a proud partner of the Denison International Certificate Program.


 

Teachers

  • Mr. Piper -- Head of History and Social Sciences                         
  • Ms. Brydie
  • Ms. Morgan
  • Ms. Sconza
  • Mr. Tsokas
  • Ms. Schlosser

Grade 10 History Course Google Sites (you need a GAPPS account to access these sites)


 

Senior Courses [teacher descriptions]:

Grade 11 History Courses

American History University (CHA 3U1)

 (unavailable in current course calendar) 

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This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present.  You will explore how the USA  has become the  most powerful nation in the world.  The course features the opportunity to participate in the “Battle for the  Greatest President” Epic.


World History to the 16th Century (CHW 3M1) Ancient Civ.


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This course explores various world civilizations from earliest to times to  1500CE.  You will have the opportunity to learn  in depth about a civilization of interest  to you.  Come explore the Pyramids and the Parthenon,  run with the Spartans,  march in a Roman  Legion, and  get inside the mind of  a Medieval Crusader.  Please click this link to log in to the course website.  You must have a GAPPS account to access the site.


 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology
hsp.PNGCollege Preparation (HSP3C)  ~ (unavailable in current course calendar) 
This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. You will be given the opportunity to engage in topics that are important to you such as technology in schools, cultures in Canada (music-rap/Bollywood, dress, food-poutine, and actively participate in fun and exciting experiments related to people in society.
Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology 
University Preparation (HSP3U)
This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology.  You will engage in current discussions on issues related to the youth and examine topics that you find interesting on Canadian Culture-(food, clothing, music-Drake, Bieber etc.), the way you think-(e.g.do you have a male or female brain) or why do you have certain type friends that you ‘hang’ with. The course also allows you to participate in live social experiments of your choice.
 

NBV3C1   Aboriginal Studies– College Level

This course focuses on developing an understanding for and appreciation for First Nations, Metis and Inuit People in Canada.
This course fosters a deep understanding of Indigenous Issues across Canada and helps students understand their importance.




 
Grade  12 Courses

 
Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4U1)
This course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. You will be given the opportunity to participate in lively debates on topical controversial issues such as sexual revolution, music lyrics and teens, technology in society (new and cutting edge) as well as the Global impact of inequalities in the world.
 
This course investigates the major trends in Western Civilisation.  This course explores how radical change is in many ways the engine of historical development.   Students will explore the impact of various social, political, and cultural revolutions that have changed the world.  This course is geared for the University bound student to develop the writing skills and critical/creative thinking skills necessary for success at this Post-Secondary level.  
 
CHY4C1:  World History 16th Century to the Present (West and the World) -- College
 (unavailable in current course calendar) 
This course investigates the major trends in Western Civilisation.  This course explores how radical change is in many ways the engine of historical development.   Students will explore the impact of various social, political, and cultural revolutions that have changed the world.  This course is geared for the College bound student to develop the critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success at this Post-Secondary level.  

 

HZT4U1:  PHILOSOPHY – University 
Philosophy is the study of the “big questions” of life. Socrates said, “the unexamined life is not worth living”. This course offers students an opportunity to engage in examining and debating some of the great philosophical issues and questions of the last 2500 years.  This course is geared to the University bound to develop the critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success at the Post Secondary level.

 

NDW4M1: Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context

This course examines global issues from the perspectives of Indigenous peoples. Students will explore the depth and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and knowledge. Students will consider how diverse Indigenous people investigate environmental and economic trends, and topics such as identity, social justice, human rights, spirituality, resilience, and advocacy for change.

 

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10D History Essay- Tracing Themes 2014 Rubric.docx
  
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10D History Essay-Tracing Themes 2014.docx
  
4/23/2014 12:57 AMStrain, Dana
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12/23/2016 9:17 AMPiper, John
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12/23/2016 9:07 AMPiper, John
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1/26/2017 9:26 PMPiper, John
Book-MLA.pdf
  
4/22/2014 2:11 PMStrain, Dana
Canadian Government Documents.docx
  
4/22/2014 2:17 PMStrain, Dana
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12/23/2016 9:34 AMPiper, John
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10/30/2017 10:31 AMPiper, John
Easybib  Instructions.docx
  
4/23/2014 1:11 AMStrain, Dana
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10/30/2017 10:43 AMPiper, John
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1/3/2017 5:07 PMPiper, John
History 10D Book notetaking  template Apr. 2014.docx
  
4/23/2014 1:05 AMStrain, Dana
History 10D Book notetaking  template.docx
  
3/22/2016 12:02 AMStrain, Dana
History 10D Online Source notetaking  template Apr. 2014.docx
  
4/24/2014 1:59 PMStrain, Dana
History 10D Online Source notetaking  template.docx
  
3/21/2016 11:43 PMStrain, Dana
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12/23/2016 12:34 PMPiper, John
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1/3/2017 9:02 PMPiper, John
MLA 7 Reference Guide.pdf
  
4/22/2014 2:07 PMStrain, Dana
MLA citation cheat sheet.pdf
  
4/22/2014 11:05 AMStrain, Dana
Online sources-MLA.pdf
  
4/24/2014 4:04 PMStrain, Dana
Sample MLA Bib italics 2014.docx
  
4/24/2014 4:02 PMStrain, Dana
 
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