Toronto District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Icon - Find Your School  Find Your School|Newcomers|Policies|Media
About Us|Staff|Innovation|Leadership|Contact Us
Close Window X

Google Translate Limitations Disclaimer

The electronic translation service on the Toronto District School Board website is hosted by Google Translate, a third party service. The TDSB does not guarantee or warrant the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any translated information.

The quality of the translation will vary in some of the languages offered by Google. Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 100 languages, but does not capture all languages or dialects.

The basic translation goal is to capture the general intention of the original English material. Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you or may affect any decisions you make.

The Toronto District School Board is committed to equity and community engagement, and by providing this tool, we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English.

Google Translate Frequently Asked Questions

TDSB Search  Search

Social and World Studies & the Humanities

In social sciences courses you will learn about individual and collective human behaviour, patterns and trends in society as well as social structures, institutions, relationships and power dynamics. Humanities courses explore questions and ideas about human nature and the human condition through literature and history.

Effective learning in all subjects of the social sciences and humanities curriculum depends on the development of skills and understanding in four areas: Disciplined Inquiry and Critical Literacy, Problem Solving, Understanding of Self and others, and Local and Global Mindedness.

There are five subject areas within social sciences and humanities, including:

  • equity studies
  • family studies
  • general social sciences
  • philosophy
  • world religions

The Ontario Curriculum: Social Sciences and Humanities

Canadian and World Studies 9 – 10

The three compulsory courses in the Grade 9 – 10 Canadian and World Studies  program are:

  • Issues in Canadian Geography
  • Canadian History since World War I
  • Civics and Citizenship

The Ontario Curriculum: Canadian and World Studies (Geography, History, Civics)

Canadian and World Studies 11 – 12

There are five subject areas in Canadian and World Studies, including:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Politics

The inquiry process for all the subjects in the Canadian and world studies program are based on the same general model, although terminology, content, concepts of thinking and the types of questions asked vary from subject to subject. The inquiry process consists of five components: formulating questions, gathering and organizing information, evidence, and/or data, interpreting and analyzing information, evidence, and/or data, evaluating information, evidence, and/or data and drawing conclusions and communicating findings and/or plans of action.

The Ontario Curriculum: Canadian and World Studies 11 - 12 (Revised - to be released in Spring 2014)

For more information:

Robert Mewhinney, Program Coordinator, Social and World Studies & the Humanities

© 2014 Toronto District School Board  |  Terms of Use  |  CASL