CHV2O, Grade 10, Civics and Citizenship, Open

Course Title/ Grade/ Course Type: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10 Open

Ministry Course Code: CHV2O

Curriculum Document: Ministry of Education; The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Canadian and World Studies, 2018, (revised), Ministry of Education; Growing Success Documents, 2010

Prerequisite: None

*If you are a current UMC High School student, please contact your advisor.



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


Outline of Course Content

Unit 1:  Introduction to Civics and Citizenship

In these unit, students will delve right into the topics of citizenship, and explore the meaning of being an active member of civilization. Of course, part of citizenship is the ability to participate in the community, and this cannot be done without proper communication skills. Thus, one of the main aspects of the unit and this course is the development of student’s communication skills. Students will also learn about government, rights, and freedoms.


Unit 2:  Being Citizens of the World

In this unit, students will explore the impact that technology has had on international business. Particularly with respect to how it has accelerated the expansion and change of international markets. You will identify multinational corporations and explore the impact that currency has on international business


Culminating Activity & Final Exam

Students will create a business plan and conduct thorough research in a multi-step process to outline their plan. Students will also write an exam that covers all expectations. Culminating Activity – Developing a Campaign Report and Brief (P/O) Final Exam – Covers all overall expectations.

Final Mark will be determined following percentages:

70% Determined by the evaluations conducted throughout the duration of the course:

Products – Assignments, Essays, Journals, Portfolio

Observations – Presentations

Conversations – Conference with the Teacher

30% Final examination of the students and/or a Culmination Assignment