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ENGLISH 8
 
The general aim of this course is to develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The study and understanding is expected to develop:
 
  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives
  • texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
 
 
HUMANITIES 8
 
This is a year-long course that covers the content and competencies of both English Language Arts and Social Studies. Within this course, students will develop skills in reading, writing and communication through creative and critical thinking. Students will also develop a sense of personal and social responsibility.
 
The big ideas for English  include:
 
  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives 
  • texts are socially, culturally, geographically and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
 
Social Studies 8 explores content spanning the 7th century to 1750, such as:
 
  • contacts and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social and political change
  • human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards
  • exploration, expansion and colonization had varying consequences for different groups 
  • changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions
 
Students will be able to engage in the inquiry process; assess significance of place, people and events; look at continuity and change throughout history. Also, they will learn to explain different perspecitves and make ethical judgements on past and present events, actions and decisions.
 
 
 
 

ENGLISH 9
 
Building concepts taught in grade 8, the general aim of this course is to develop the understanding of English through investigation and exploration. The skills emphasized include reading, writing, communication, creative and critical thinking, with a focus on the structure in language and literature. Students are also required to develop a sense of social and personal responsibility.
 
Big Ideas include:
 
  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives
  • texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
 
 
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
 
Big Ideas include:
 
  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on thier worldviews and persepectives
  • texts are socially, culturally geographically, and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
 
 
 
ENGLISH 10 
 
The general aim is to extend and reinforce the skills of English through an intense study of language using literacy themes such as society, war and relationships. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
 
  • use a literary vocabulary in the examination of various genres
  • organization of ideas into multi-paragraph compositions
  • particiapate in a variety of speaknig and listening activities
  • recognize the functions, influences and techniques of mass media
 
 

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 10: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING 
 
EFP 10 is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students interested in engaging with culturally-based literature and improving their writing experience. This course represents authentic First Peoples voices exploring worldviews and principles of learning through varied experiences, values, beliefs, and connections to land/place, through both local and international perspectives . Various texts will be explored including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film, and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).
 
Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative writing and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.
 
 
 
ENGLISH 10: CREATIVE WRITING AND COMPOSITION
 
Creative Writing and Composition is intended for students who want to expand and improve their writing experience.
In this course, students will read and study compositions by other writers and consider a variety of styles as models for the development of their writing. Students will use writing and design processes to plan, develop and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences.
 
 
 
ENGLISH 10: NEW MEDIA AND LITERARY STUDIES
 

New Media 10 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. This course is intended to allow students and educators the flexibility to develop a program of study centered on students’ interests, needs, and abilities, while at the same time allowing for a range of local delivery methods.

Literary Studies 10 allows students to delve more deeply into literature as they explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works in a variety of media.

 

 
LITERARY STUDIES & WRITING 11
 

Literary Studies 11 allows students to delve deeply into literature. Students can explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a variety of media.

 

Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.

 

 
 
 
ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING 11
 
EFP 11 is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students interested in engaging with culturally-based literature and improving their writing skills.
 
This course represents authentic First Peoples voices exploring worldviews and principles of learning through varied experiences, values, beliefs and connections to land/place, through both local and international perspectives. Students will continue to explore various texts and genres, including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).
Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.
 
 
 
 
ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 12:   LITERARY STUDIES & WRITING
 

English 12 First Peoples builds upon and extends students’ previous learning experiences in English Language Arts and English First Peoples 10 and 11 courses. This courses is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to engage with culturally-based literature and improving their writing skills.

 

This courses represents authentic First Peoples voices exploring worldviews and principles of learning through varied experiences, values, beliefs, and connections to land/place, through both local and international perspectives.  Students will continue to explore various texts and genres, including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film, and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).

 

Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.  This course fully meets the standards for graduation and post-secondary institutions.

 

 
ENGLISH STUDIES 12
 

The required English Studies 12 course builds on and extends students’ previous learning experiences in English Language Arts and English First Peoples 10 and 11 courses. Students will continue to explore various texts and genres, including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film, and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).

 

Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.

 

This course fully meets the standards for graduation and post-secondary institutions.