CHV2O: Civics - Grade 10

Credit Value:


Course Description:

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today's world and of personal interest to them.



Ministry Policy Documents:

The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10, 2013 (Revised)

Text Resources:

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

Required Software/Equipment:

Because students are completing media works that must be submitted in electronic form, they are expected to have at least minimal access to appropriate software and hardware. Because the media work assignments contain some choice of format to be submitted, a student who does not, for example, have access to a digital video camera, will still be able to use other forms of media to complete the work. If, however, they have no software or equipment, completing the assignments will become problematic.

At a minimum, students should have access to the following or similar programs: Adobe Acrobat Reader