NSVS Courses 2020-2021

IB Courses

IB Music (SL) (9152) – 2 Credits/Full year

This course will focus on Music Theory, Western Music History, World Music, Musical Forms and Musical Analysis. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary for a better understanding of their own musical heritage through the study of Western Music History. With that understanding, students will gain the ability to appreciate other cultures through their music.

Course Materials

Email: nsvs@novascotia.ca  for further information
(available to students in IB schools only)

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

IB Math Applications (SL) (8207) – 2 Credits/Full year

IB Math Applications – SL is designed for students who enjoy solving practical, real-world problems using mathematics, exploring mathematical models, and who can appreciate the links between the theoretical and the practical concepts in mathematics. There is an emphasis on statistics, modelling and the applications of mathematics and how technology can support this. Topics include: number and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability, and calculus.

Course Materials

Email: nsvs@novascotia.ca  for further information
(available to students in IB schools only)

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Science

Grade 10

Science 10 (11155) – Available first/second semester

Description goes here.

Course Materials

TBD

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 11

Biology 11 (11153) – Available first semester

Description goes here.

Course Materials

Nelson Biology 11 – Copyright 2002 Authors – Dr. Bob Ritter, Christine Adam-Carr, Douglas Fraser ISBN-13: 978-0-17-612138-9, ISBN-10: 0-17-612138-2

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Biology 11 (11155) – Available first semester

Advanced Biology 11 covers the same topics as Biology 11 but is more investigative in nature and will look at the topics is greater depth. Students will investigate major concepts in biology and will be expected to demonstrate and apply these concepts in new situations. Students will also have the opportunity for an independent study project involving a literature search.

Course Materials

Nelson Biology 11 – Copyright 2002 Authors – Dr. Bob Ritter, Christine Adam-Carr, Douglas Fraser ISBN-13: 978-0-17-612138-9 ISBN-10: 0-17-612138-2

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Chemistry (11149) – Available first semester

Chemistry 11 consists of three units of study:

Unit 1: Stoichiometry. Focuses on the introduction of the mole as a standard unit, studies reaction types and product predictions based on balanced chemical equations; 

Unit 2: Structures and Properties. Studies chemical bonding along with structures and properties of substances and trends in the periodic table. It extends models of atoms to models of bonding to examine how the properties of matter and theoretical explanations about its behavior are linked. Lewis structure and VSEPR theory is studied; 

Unit 3: Organic Chemistry. Nomenclature of hydrocarbons, continues the study functional groups.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Chemistry

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Chemistry (11015) – Available first semester

The content topics of this course parallel the Chemistry 11 course but provide a greater depth of topics, and therefore are subjected to a higher level of problems on assignments and tests. As well students are required in many cases to do extra lab work.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Chemistry

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Physics (11150) – Available first/second semester

Prerequisites: It is expected that students enrolling in Physics 11 will have successfully completed both Science 10 and Mathematics 10. Exceptions may be made only at the principal’s discretion under special circumstances.

Physics 11 consists of five units, each of which covers theory, labs and problem solving.

Unit 1: Displacement, velocity and acceleration;
Unit 2: Forces and force vectors, Newton’s Laws, friction, incline planes;
Unit 3: Work, energy and power;
Unit 4: Impulse, momentum and one-dimensional collisions;
Unit 5: Simple harmonic motion, waves, light and sound.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Physics

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Physics (11020) – Available first/second semester

Units covered in Advanced Physics 11 parallel those taught in Physics 11, but in much greater depth with greater emphasis placed on laboratory work and an investigative approach to studying physics. Students will be expected to work at a higher level of problem solving and are required to do a literature search and report.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Physics

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Oceans (011214) – Available first semester

Oceans 11 is the study of the waters of the ocean, structure of the ocean floor, and life in the ocean. The course offers students the opportunity to explore many aspects of global oceanography with emphasis placed on the local level (the Maritimes) and Canada’s role in ocean studies. Units of study include: Structure and Motion, Marine Biome, Coastal Zone, Aquaculture, and Fisheries. Topics range from the structure of the earth, currents, waves, tides, marine biology, fisheries, pollution and other ocean-related studies. Oceans 11 is intended to enable students to develop a sound scientific oceans background, an awareness of future opportunities in the oceans field, an understanding of the importance of a healthy oceans environment, and recognition of the important role of every Canadian in oceans management.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 12

Biology 12 (11156) – Available first/second semester

Biology 12 consists of four units of study:

Dynamic Equilibrium II: the roles of the nervous system and endocrine system in maintaining equilibrium are studied; Reproduction and Development: Cell division is studied as well as an examination of how genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors cause change during the reproduction and development of organisms; Genetic Continuity: explores chromosomes, genes, and DNA and their responsibility for diversity and inheritance; Evolution, Change and Diversity: explores the historical and modern perspectives of evolution as well as evolutionary implications.

Course Materials

Nelson Biology 12 – Copyright 2003 Authors – Maurice DiGiuseppe, Angela Vavitsas, Dr. Bob Ritter, Douglas Fraser, Anu Arora, Beth Lisser, ISBN 0-17-625987-2

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Biology 12 (011011) – Available first/second semester

Both Biology 12 and Advanced Biology 12 explore the nature of science and technology and the interaction between biology and technology as well as the impact of biology and associated technology on society. Themes include change, diversity, energy, equilibrium, matter, and systems. Units of study for Advanced Biology 12 are the same as those for Biology 12: Unit 1: Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium II, Unit 2: Reproduction and Development, Unit 3: Genetic Continuity, and Unit 4: Evolution, Change, and Diversity.

Students in Advanced Biology 12 will have multiple opportunities for independent study of topics in depth and will complete a significant independent research project that relies on investigation (study, experiments, innovation, or a combination).

Course Materials

Nelson Biology 12 – Copyright 2003 Authors – Maurice DiGiuseppe, Angela Vavitsas, Dr. Bob Ritter, Douglas Fraser, Anu Arora, Beth Lisser, ISBN 0-17-625987-2

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Chemistry (11151) – Available second semester

Chemistry 12 consists of four units of study:

Unit 1: Thermochemical Changes – explores how heat, a form of energy, is absorbed or released in chemical reactions. Changes in physical and chemical systems are explored;

Unit 2: Equilibrium: Acids and Bases in Chemical Changes – explains that few chemical reactions proceed in only one direction and investigates chemical systems at equilibrium;

Unit 3: Solutions, Kinetics and Equilibrium – focuses to develop the understanding of mixtures, solutions, bonding and the stoichiometry that relates. This investigation leads to factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium and quantitative treatment of reaction systems;

Unit 4: Electrochemical Changes – examines electrochemical systems, analyses of oxidation-reduction systems, and quantifies the matter and energy involved.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Chemistry

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Chemistry (11017) – Available second semester

Advanced Chemistry 12 is an enriched version of Chemistry 12 for students with above-average ability, with a particular interest in the subject and who are self-motivated. Topics of study are the same as those for Chemistry 12 (Properties of Solutions; Thermochemistry; Kinetics; Solution Equilibria; Acid, Bases and Salts; Oxidation and Reduction Reactions; and, Electrochemistry) but are covered in more depth. Students are expected to make use of more advanced problem solving skills and to work more independently. A research project is completed each term and probeware is used extensively in the laboratory.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Chemistry

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Geology (11211) – Available first semester

The course will examine the earth as a complex system. Units of study include: The Nature of Geology, Earth Materials, Internal Processes, Surface Processes, Historical Geology, and Environmental Geology.

Course Materials

No additional requirements

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Physics (11152) – Available first/second semester

Physics 12 consists of 13 areas of study:

Unit 1: Projectile Motion: motion in two dimensions;
Unit 2: Static Equilibrium: mathematical analysis of static systems;
Unit 3: Relative Motion: use vector analysis to solve problems involving relative motion in two dimensions;
Unit 4: Circular Motion: horizontal and vertical circular motion;
Unit 5: Universal Gravitation: gravitational attraction between two or more objects
Unit 6: Collisions: collisions and explosions in two dimensions;
Unit 7: Simple Harmonic Motion: mathematical analysis of simple harmonic motion to describe wave motion;
Unit 8: Field Theory: gravitational, electric and magnetic fields;
Unit 9: Electric Circuits: series, parallel and combination circuits;
Unit 10: Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction;
Unit 11: Generators and Motors: compare and contrast the way generators and motors function using the principle of electro-magnetism;
Unit 12: Waves and Modern Physics: history of quantum physics;
Unit 13: Radioactivity: natural and artificial source of radiation, radioactive decay, fission and fusion.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Physics

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Physics (11022) – Available first/second semester

Advanced Physics 12 is an enriched version of Physics 12 for students with above-average ability, with a particular interest in the subject and who are self-motivated. Topics of study are the same as those for Physics 12 (Force, Motion, Work, and Energy; Electric, Gravitational, and Magnetic Fields; Waves and Modern Physics; and, Nuclear Physics) but are covered in more depth. Students are expected to make use of more advanced problem solving skills, to take a more mathematical approach to problems, and to work more independently.

Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Physics

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Program at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Immersion

Grade 11

Biologie (11179) – Available second semester

Biologie 11 is intended for students in French immersion and follows the same course outline as Biology 11. This an academic course that begins to explore the foundation topics of the science of biology – the characteristics of life, microscopy, cell biology and the classification and diversity of the biological world, including an overview of the five kingdoms. The main concepts provide connections between units of study, fostering an awareness of the tremendous impact of biology and technology upon society. Throughout the course, students will be guided to develop their skills with the microscope, slide work, microbiology, dissections, research, analysis and independent thinking.

Course Materials

No additional requirements

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Biologie Avancée (11031) – Available second semester

Students are expected to engage in opportunities to construct major concepts in biology and to demonstrate and apply these concepts in new situations. Content topics for this course should parallel those in Biology 11, but the curriculum should be more investigative in nature and provide for greater depth of treatment of cellular processes and mental health. Students should also have opportunities for an independent study project involving a literature search.

Course Materials

No additional requirements

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Océans (11180) – Available first/second semester

Ce cours est conçu pour permettre aux élèves d’explorer, par la documentation et l’expérimentation, les aspects globaux et locaux des problématiques reliées aux océans. Il met l’accent sur les relations entre les océans et la terre ferme ainsi que le rôle des êtres humains dans la durabilité de ce système. Ce cours comprend les quatre modules suivants : 1. les océans : structure et mouvement; 2. le biome marin; 3. l’aquaculture : l’exploitation aquicole des océans; 4. la navigation côtière.

Course Materials

No additional requirements

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 12

Biologie (11123) – Available second semester

Dynamic Equilibrium II: the roles of the nervous system and endocrine system in maintaining equilibrium are studied; Reproduction and Development: Cell division is studied as well as an examination of how genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors cause change during the reproduction and development of organisms; Genetic Continuity: explores chromosomes, genes, and DNA and their responsibility for diversity and inheritance; Evolution, Change and Diversity: explores the historical and modern perspectives of evolution as well as evolutionary implications.

Course Materials

Biologie 11 and Biologie 12 from McGraw-Hill

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Biologie Avancée (11259) – Available second semester

The core and optional topics for Advanced Biology 12 are the same as those for Biology 12. Students enrolled in this course will have multiple opportunities for independent study of topics in depth, and will be required to relate the ideas and processes of biological sciences to those of the physical sciences and mathematical disciplines.

Course Materials

Biologie 11 and Biologie 12 from McGraw-Hill

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Etudes Planétaires (Géographie) (12399) – Available first/second semester

Le cours comprend 8 unités complémentaires basées sur des thèmes et connaissances globales ou la géographie. Ces unités sont: notre planète fragile, hasard environnement, la planète peuplée, nourrir la planète, les ressources globales, l‘urbanisation et le futur de la planète. C‘est un cours essentiellement intéractif dont l’accent est mis sur le travail de groupes. Les sujets ou l’actualité globale courante basée sur la géographie sera examinée.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Introduction à la Littérature/Core French

Grade 10

Core French 10 – Available second semester

This program is designed for students who successfully have completed grade nine core French and is primarily geared toward improvement of speaking and understanding, as well as developing reading and writing skills. This course provides a strong level of fluency, which will allow students to further their oral and written communication skills in French.
Note: Students are required to speak French only in class.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software, Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 12

Introduction à la Littérature (22140) – Available second semester

This course will give you the opportunity to better understand French literature. Similar to an introductory course in English literature, you will study different types of texts (short stories, novels, etc), poetic/literary devices and figures of speech used in poetry, narrative points of view, why authors write and how they develop a main character, and the setting, themes and underlying themes of a story.

Course Materials

Un Homme et son péché La Fille Laide

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Visual Arts

Grade 10

Visual Arts (1077) – Available first semester

Art 10 offers students the opportunity to explore drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, art history and theory. The main purpose of this academic course is to help develop a creative identity while being exposed to a variety of mediums. Sketchbook and portfolio work make up a large portion of this course. Small in-class assignments and working independently on major pieces of art are also required.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or Gimp, PowerPoint, Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required. Digital Camera, tripod for camera, *Art kit

Grade 11

Visual Arts (1081) – Available second semester

Students of Visual Arts 11 assume increased ownership of their art education, creating art of greater personal relevance, sophistication, and intensity. Students will also learn to clearly articulate perceptions of their own art as well as the art of their peers, popular media imagery, and of art masters. Students will enhance their capacity to draw and respond to a range of visual and conceptual subjects while also engaging with greater depth, a range of wet and dry media, digital media, sculpture, and a variety of elective media. Further, Visual Arts 11 exposes students co studies in art history, contemporary art, and art theory.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or Gimp, PowerPoint, Word Processing Software, Headsets and webcams are required. Digital Camera, tripod for camera, *Art Kit

Advanced Visual Arts (1078) – Available second semester

Advanced Art 11 is for students who, through their rigor and passion for art making, have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the visual arts. Advanced art students are serious about art making and are able to work independently. Though there are assigned art projects, much of this program is self-directed so students will have the opportunity explore modes of art production and to begin to create a body of work. Advanced Art 11 has four components: Studio or Portfolio Development, the Investigative Workbook, Community Connections (working with artists in the community), and Exhibition. Students registered for this program will be expected to have reached a high level of achievement in their Art 10 course and be able to demonstrate advanced maturity and excellence in their drawing and overall artistic endeavors.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or Gimp, PowerPoint, Word Processing Software, Headsets and webcams are required. Digital Camera, tripod for camera, *Art Kit

Mathematics

Grade 11

Mathematics 11 ( 8067) – Available first/second semester

Mathematics 11 comprises five units: Measurement, Geometry, Logical Reasoning, Statistics, and Relations and Functions. Topics include applications of rates, scale diagrams and factors, inductive and deductive reasoning, an introduction to proof, cosine law, sine law, spatial reasoning, statistics, systems of linear inequalities, and quadratic functions.

Course Materials

e-Book- Foundations of Mathematics 11, Nelson 2011 (available in PDF in NSVS course)

Technology

Scanner, Printer, TI-83/84 Calculator, Math set. Computers should have Word Processing Software, adobe, and some sort of image editing software (such as paint) at minimum. Binder, looseleaf, graph paper, pencils, erasers and coloured pencils.Headsets and webcams are required.

PreCalculus (8829) – Available first/second semester

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics 11

Pre-calculus 11 is a prerequisite for Pre-calculus 12. These courses are to be taken consecutively, not concurrently. Pre-calculus 11 is an advanced high school mathematics course. Students who select Pre-calculus 11 should have a solid understanding of the Mathematics 11 curriculum. Students in Pre-calculus 11 will explore the following topics: absolute value, radical expressions and equations, rational expressions and equations, angles in standard position, analyze and solve quadratic equations, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities in two variables, arithmetic and geometric sequences, and reciprocals of linear and quadratic functions.

Course Materials

e-Book – Pre-Calculus 11, McGraw-Hill Ryerson (available in PDF in NSVS course)

Technology

Scanner, Printer, TI-83/84 Calculator, Math set. Computers should have Word Processing Software, adobe, and some sort of image editing software (such as paint) at minimum. Binder, looseleaf, graph paper, pencils, erasers and coloured pencils.Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 12

Mathematics ( 8232 ) – Available first/second semester

Prerequisite: Mathematics 11

Students in Mathematics 12 will study the following topics: borrowing money, investing money, set theory, logical reasoning, counting methods, probability, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and sinusoidal functions.

Course Materials

e-Book – Foundations of Mathematics 12, Nelson (available in PDF in NSVS course)

Technology

Scanner, Printer, TI-83/84 Calculator, Math set. Computers should have Word Processing Software, adobe, and some sort of image editing software (such as paint) at minimum. Binder, loose-leaf, graph paper, pencils, erasers and coloured pencils. Headsets and webcams are required.

Mathematics at Work (8237) – Available first/second semester

The Mathematics at Work pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for direct entry into the work force or for entry into programs of study that do not require academic mathematics. Students will study the following topics: measurement and probability; measures of central tendency; scatter plots; linear relationships; owning and operating a vehicle; properties of polygons; transformations; and trigonometry.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Accounting (2003) – Available second semester

Recommended Prerequisite: Accounting 11

This advanced accounting course deals with more complex transactions and financial statements. Topics include automated accounting systems, payroll accounting, cost accounting, budget accounting, taxation accounting, partnership accounting, corporation accounting, financial statement reporting, and analysis of corporate financial reports.

Course Materials

e-Book – Principles of Accounting textbook, 4th ed.
isbn10: 0133132366
isbn13: 9780133132366

Study Guide and Working Papers (optional) isbn10: 0132667630 isbn13: 9780132667630

Technology

Online CD tutorial, Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Calculus (8190) – Available second semester

Recommended Prerequisite: 70% in Mathematics Pre-Calculus 12

This course is recommended for all students intending to pursue a career in science or engineering. Topics will include limits, continuity, differentiation of polynomial, algebraic, exponential, log and trig functions with applications, and an introduction of antiderivatives.

Course Materials


Technology

Scanner, TI-83/84 Calculator, Autograph Software, Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

PreCalculus (8233 ) – Available first/second semester

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11

Students in Pre-calculus 12 will study the following topics: transformations; radical functions; polynomial functions; trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; rational functions; function operations; and, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem.

Course Materials

e-Book – Pre-Calculus 12 , McGraw-Hill Ryerson (available in PDF in NSVS course)

Technology

Scanner, Printer, TI-83/84 Calculator, Math set. Computers should have \Word Processing Software, adobe, and some sort of image editing software (such as paint) at minimum. Binder, looseleaf, graph paper, pencils, erasers and coloured pencils. Headsets and webcams are required.

Entrepreneurship

Grade 12

Entrepreneurship (2098) – Available first/second semester

Entrepreneurship 12 focuses on active, experiential learning and on developing the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to meet the many opportunities and challenges of being an entrepreneur. The course comprises three components: action, theory, and business planning. Students apply what they learn to organize, operate, and manage activities/ventures in four strategic areas: School-based activities, Business venture(s), Community-based learning, and Mentoring. In addition to classroom time, students are expected to complete a minimum of 50 hours of entrepreneurial activities outside the classroom.

Course Materials

Technology

Still Camera,Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Arts Entrepreneurship (1090) – Available first semester

Arts Entrepreneurship 12

Module 1: The Culture Business – Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the dimensions of the cultural industries, both locally and further afield, and identify personal connections within their areas of interest.

Module 2: The Artist within Me – apply specific techniques and processes, including critical reflection, as they create works of art.

Module 3: The Mini-venture – demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship as it applies to the creative economy and make connections with entrepreneurs as they plan, implement, and evaluate a cultural mini-venture.

Module 4: The Arts Entrepreneurship Project – plan, implement, and evaluate an arts entrepreneurship project that builds on understandings developed in Modules 1, 2, and 3.

Course Materials

Technology

Still Camera and video camera,Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Social Studies

Grade 11

African Canadian Studies (12218) – Available first/second semester

The African Canadian Studies course focuses on the history of people of African descent in Canada and covers the following topics: Evolution and Change, Elements of the African Diaspora, Impact of Colonial Expansion, Struggle and Identity, In Pursuit of Justice, The Journey Toward Empowerment. This course also includes a module for independent study. This course is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the global experience, local achievements, and contributions of Canadian people of African descent and highlights the experiences, struggles, and life stories of people of African descent who have contributed to world history.

Course Materials

*Black History: Africa, The Caribbean, and The Americas (2009) DVD’s *Amistad

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Canadian History (12330) – Available second semester

Canadian History 11 is organized around five continuing or persistent questions in Canada’s history and form the basis for five of the six units in the course: Globalization, Development, Sovereignty, Governance, and Justice. The sixth unit, Independent Study, engages students in a specific piece of historical research. Historiography and the historical method are central to this course in its examination of Canada’s history from the first peoples in North America to the present. Key topics include: First Nations, Colonialism, Confederation, the World Wars, Free Trade, Constitutional Issues, Canada’s Role in the Global Community, Industrialization, Human Rights Issues, and Immigration/Migration.

Course Materials

Canada’s History – Voices and Visions Author Susan LeBel, Jeff Orr

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 12

Global Geography (12209) – Available first/second semester

Global Geography 12 explores major contemporary global issues, using the discipline of geography, in an attempt to answer the question, “How did the world arrive at its current state at the beginning of the twenty-first century?” This course is organized into six units: The Global Geographer introduces students to the discipline of geography and establishes important year-long expectations related to skills and understandings, including the concept of interdependence; The Planet Earth examines the unique planet Earth, its ecosystems, the planetary state of health, and the relationship between humans and natural disasters; Population, Resources and Commodities examines measures of quality of life, population distributions and densities, and vital statistics; and, Urbanization looks at patterns of urbanization, models of urban structure, growth trends, and urban improvement strategies. Global Geography 12 students will also be expected to employ research methods appropriate to the discipline of geography.

Course Materials

n/a

Technology

Computers should have Audacity,Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Advanced Global Geography (12359) – Available first/second semester

Advanced Global Geography covers the same topics as Global Geography but includes modified curriculum outcomes and an additional unit entitled Culture and Politics that examines the global distribution of different cultural groups, the extent to which the environment is affected by cultural attitudes and practices, the evolution of the contemporary global political pattern, and the spatial disjunctions between political, cultural, and other patterns. Students of the Advanced course will also be expected to plan, research, present, and defend a formal problem-based research project using the skills and methods of geography.

Course Materials

n/a

Technology

Computers should have Audacity,Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Global Politics (12423) – Available first/second semester

Global Politics 12 explores a cross-section of global political issues through a critical inquiry process and is organized into five units: The Global Citizen introduces students to a range of issues associated with global politics and establishes important year-long expectations related co critical inquiry and research skills, including the importance of engaging in active citizenship; Political Systems provides an opportunity for students to examine a range of global political ideologies, political organizations, and political systems; The Canadian Political System examines the historical roots of the Canadian political system; the structures of Canadian federal, provincial, territorial, First Nations, and municipal governments; and the division of power among federal, provincial, territorial, First Nations, and municipal governments; Comparative Politics explores various contemporary global governing systems and compares and contrasts Canadian and United States governing systems and electoral systems; and, International Relations looks at the issues related to global interconnectedness, organizations that govern relations among nations, the influences of cultural beliefs on global policies, and the role of media/technology on global politics.

Course Materials

n/a

Technology

Computers should have Audacity,Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Sociology (12420) – Available first/second semester

Sociology 12 is designed to introduce high school students to the discipline of sociology and is organized into five units: Sociology: A Social Science introduces students to sociology, its major theoretical perspectives, and sociological research methods; Culture: A Shared Human Experience looks at the concept of culture, as well as cultural variation, cultural uniformity, and cultural change; Socialization: The Shaping of Human Behaviour examines the relationships between socialization and the development of individual personality and the process of human learning; Social Organization: Living Together as Humans explores the role of groups in human societies, as well as social stratification and the: role of social institutions; and, Social Control: Deviant and Conformist Behaviour examines how societies attempt to exert social control, deviance, as well as aggression and violence. Sociology 12 students will also be expected to apply theoretical perspectives to the concepts they study and will be expected to employ research methods appropriate to the discipline of sociology.

Course Materials

n/a

Technology

Computers should have Audacity,Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Tourism

Grade 11

Tourism (98205) – Available first semester

Tourism 11 gives students an introduction to the tourism industry and offers students opportunities to develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to enter the tourism industry or pose-secondary tourism programs. Students develop their skills in communicating, problem solving, organizing and managing information, working with others and working independently, and using and adapting to new technology. The course focuses on career planning and students apply and expand their learning in community or workplace settings through job shadowing, field trips, and work experience. Learning experiences have a strong applied focus with an emphasis on integrating, applying, and reinforcing learning in other courses. In addition to the compulsory modules Fundamentals of Tourism and Career Exploration in Tourism, other modules may include Transportation, Hospitality, and Attractions; Tourism Attractions, Travel Trade, and Tourism Services; and Tourism Development and Design.

Course Materials

Passport An Introduction to the Tourism Industry (5th Edition)

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Multimedia

Grade 12

Film and Video Production (327023) – Available first/second semester

Film and Video Production 12 will allow students to experience the art of developing a concept and creating a finished video based on traditional filmmaking techniques. Students learn not only how to develop a script – a primary focus of the course – but also, as members of a production team, how to assume all the roles that are critical in the creation of a video. This course is divided into four modules: Fundamentals, Production Team Skills, Film Industry and Careers, and, Film Development and Production.

Course Materials

DVD’s -*Bowling for Columbine

Technology

Video camera, digital camera, tripod, microphone. Computers should have iMovie (or Windows Movie Maker), Audacity or Garageband, Photoshop Elements or Gimp, Power Point, Word Processing Software. Headsets and webcams are required.

Multimedia (327057) – Available second semester

Students will be expected to create and manipulate digital and electronic images, motion graphics and sound. Students will critically reflect on and demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, historical, and emotional impact of other people’s multimedia products by examining their form and content, audience and purpose. Students will also create a multimedia-authored personal portfolio and explore various educational and career paths in multimedia-related fields. This course is divided into four modules: Creating and Manipulating Images, Creating and Manipulating Motion Graphics, Sound, and Collaborative Project and Personal Portfolio.

Course Materials

n/a

Technology

Video camera, digital camera, tripod, microphone. Computers should have iMovie (or Windows Movie Maker), Audacity or Garageband, Photoshop Elements or Gimp, Power Point, Word Processing Software. Headsets and webcams are required.

Law

Grade 12

Law (12028) – Available first semester

Law 12 is designed to introduce high school students to the area of law and to provide them with skills and understandings that will enables them to better understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Law 12 is organized with three compulsory units: Foundations of Justice and the Law looks at the roots and history of law, especially in Canada; Criminal Law examines the procedure and parties involved in investigating and trying a criminal case, as well as sentencing options; and, Civil Law focuses torts, contractual obligations, and family law. The fourth unit enables students to sample from a variety of legal topics including Aboriginal Law, International Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Employment Law, Consumer Law, as well as Media and Internet Law. Law 12 students will also be expected to employ research methods appropriate to the discipline of law.

Course Materials

e-Book – Law in Action: Understanding Canadian Law, second edition (available in PDF in NSVS course)

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Fitness Leadership

Grade 11

Fitness Leadership (101083) – Available first semester

Fitness Leadership 11 provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of group fitness experiences; assess their own level of personal fitness; broaden their understanding of human anatomy and exercise physiology; examine the benefits of active, healthy living; foster leadership apply the principles of conditioning to design; and foster leadership skills to deliver safe group fitness experiences to children and youth. Upon successful completion of this full-credit course, students will receive Level-C CPR certification.

Course Materials

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Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Workplace Health and Safety

Grade 11

Career Development (149170) – Available first semester

Career Development 11 is a half-credit course designed to assist students in further refining their understanding of the world of work and to help them make realistic career and education plans based on solid knowledge of themselves, their skills, and their interests. This course further develops concepts found in Career Development 10, recognizing that many students will bring real work experiences to the course. Students will examine, for example, roles and responsibilities of employers and employees, workplace ethics, norms, and issues. Modules include Career Awareness, Work Cultures, Financial Management, and Life Work Portfolio.

Course Materials

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Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Workplace Health & Safety (149104) – Available first semester

Workplace Health and Safety 11 is a half-credit course designed to develop a broad base of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to create a culture of safety in the workplace and in the community. The course introduces students to the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers and integrates classroom work with a workplace application. Students will be expected to identify safety risks, to make informed decisions, and to initiate appropriate actions. Workplace Health and Safety 11 comprises two modules: Fundamentals of Workplace Health and Safety and Workplace Hazards-Awareness and Control.

Course Materials

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Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Family Studies

Grade 12

Canadian Families (5056) – Available first/second semester

Canadian Families 12 examines the nature of families through the lens of Maslow’s hierarchy of Human Needs. Using demographic information, students will explore and research the challenges faced by Canadian families and look at society’s response to those challenges. The course reflects the following themes: Relationship Skills, Consumerism and Financial Management, Changing Canadian Culture, Community Connections, Resource Acquisition and Management, and Life/Work Skill Development. This course also includes an independent study project where students will identify an issue affecting Canadian families today and research the issue from the perspective of current trends, societal and personal impact, and support systems.

Course Materials

Individuals and Families: Diverse Perspectives” by McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

English

Grade 11

Advanced English (4251) – Available first semester

Advanced English 11 offers a challenging curriculum for self-motivated students with a passion for language, literature and learning. This course is characterized by enriched content and extended curriculum outcomes. Learning experiences in Advanced English 11 focus on in-depth treatment of selected topics and sophisticated texts, independent learning and reflection, extended research projects, creation of texts and inter-related learning experiences. A student who demonstrates several, or all, of the following attributes may be interested in Advanced English 11: Has a passion for language, reading, writing and literature; Is a proficient writer, eager to develop a range of writing; Is a conscientious, self-directed learner; Explores contemporary and non-contemporary literature in a variety of genres; Challenges comfort levels by taking risks as a reader and writer; Contributes enthusiastically to collaborative learning experiences; Relishes sophisticated learning experiences; Explores creative potential and imagination in a variety of ways; Is inquisitive, reflective, and open to new ideas; Is intrigued by diverse interpretations of a text or event; Seeks to comprehend and connect complex ideas and perspectives (e.g. the “big picture”).

Course Materials

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Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required.

Grade 12

Advanced English (4252) – Available first semester

Advanced English 12 is an extension of Advanced English 11 and is characterized by additional content and curriculum outcomes that that place further emphasis on the development of abstract thinking, critical analysis, acute awareness of personal and cultural paradigms, and the sophisticated articulation of these targets. This course will expand and extend learning in both theoretical and applied aspects of the subject area and will focus on in-depth treatment of selected copies, independent learning and reflection, extended research projects / case studies, and critical and cultural literacies.

Course Materials

Students will read four novels and numerous shorter texts including essays, poems, and short stories. Students will view photo essays and various media including audio files, infographics, and video files.

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing Software at minimum. Headsets and webcams are required as well. Students will also require a means to record audio for interviewing purposes.

Business Technology

Grade 11

Business Technology (2354) – Available first/second semester

Modern workplaces increasingly expect employees to be competent producers of a variety of business documents to convey concepts and information. Business Technology 11 will provide students with opportunities to learn the principles and practices of document production and become skilled, critical users of information and communication technology. Students will become aware of and respect ethical, social, and legal implications of document production as they learn the production and manipulation of documents to manage and communicate information and ideas. At the same time, they will be able to relate their learning to career pathways and further refine their career and education plans. Business Technology 11 modules include: Touch Keyboarding; Document Processing; Spreadsheets; Desktop Publishing; and, Business Technology Fundamentals.

Course Materials

Glencoe Keyboarding with Computer Applications

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing, Excel, Power Point. Headsets and webcams are required.

Computer Programming

Grade 12

Computer Programming (100073) – Available second semester

Students will be expected to understand and apply the basic skills and processes of problem solving using computer programming; identify problems, select effective strategies, and plan solutions; apply programming techniques to develop solutions to a range of problems; and work collaboratively to define and solve a realistic problem by creating a solution. Modules: Problem Solving in Computer Programming, Fundamentals of Programming, Applied Problem Solving, Project Development.

Course Materials

Technology

Computers should have Word Processing, Excel, Power Point, Scratch, Java SE Development Kit and Dr Java (Java Compiler). Headsets and webcams are required.