CGW4U: Canadian and World Issues - Grade 12

Credit Value: 


Course Description: 

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.


Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Ministry Policy Documents: 

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Canadian and World Studies, 2015, (revised)

Text Resources: 

All resources provided and referenced within the modules are available online.

Required Software/Equipment: 

Some of the activities in this course will require the installation of some free software "plugins" on your computer: Simply Accounting; Apple QuickTime; Adobe Acrobat Reader; Real Networks Real Player; Microsoft Media Player.