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History Department

The study of history fulfills a fundamental human desire to know about our past. It also
appeals to us because of our love of stories – and history consists of stories. Through
the narrative of history we hear and see the people, events, emotions, struggles, and
challenges that produced the present and that will shape the future. The better we understand history, the easier it becomes to understand other times and places. Such knowledge teaches us that our particular accomplishments and problems are not unique – an important lesson in a world in which the forces of globalization are drawing people of different cultures closer together.

The History department offers students a variety of courses that will enhance their knowledge of and appreciation for the story of Canada. The compulsory Grade 10 course, Canadian History Since World War I, focuses on the events and personalities that have shaped our nation since 1914. Optional Canadian history, American history, and World History courses in Grades 11 and 12 provide further opportunities to investigate the past and examine issues that the countries will face in the future.

The History department also offers the compulsory 1/2 credit in Civics along with elective credits in Philosophy, Law, Economics, and World Religions. Note, there are no History courses offered to students in Grade 9.


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