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Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Grade 7 Social Studies
Grade 11 Canadian Politics and Citizenship
Grade 12 Canada: History, Identity and Culture


Expectations (Grade 7 Social Studies)
History: Conflict and Change

Overall Expectations
By the end of Grade 7, students will:

  • describe the causes, personalities, and results of the rebellions of 1837 in Upper and Lower Canada

  • evaluate the social, economic, political, and legal changes that occurred as a result of the rebellions

Specific Expectations
Understanding Concepts
By the end of Grade 7, students will:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the major sources of conflict that led to the rebellions of 1837 in Upper and Lower Canada (e.g., land, transportation, government, culture)

  • explain the major political changes that resulted from the rebellions and their impact on the Canadas (e.g., Durham Report, union of the Canadas, achievement of responsible government)

History: All Above
Specific Expectations

Developing Inquiry/Research and Communication Skills
By the end of Grade 7, students will:

  • formulate questions to facilitate research in specific areas

  • analyse, synthesize, and evaluate historical information (e.g., examine historical accounts for evidence of bias)

  • communicate the results of inquiries for specific purposes and audiences, using media works, oral presentations, written notes and reports, drawings, tables, charts, and graph


Expectations for Canadian Politics and Citizenship
(Grade 11, Open)

Citizenship, Democracy, and Participation
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe the key features of an ideal democracy

Specific Expectations
Principles of Democracy
By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe landmark Canadian struggles for the expansion of democratic rights

Methods of Political Inquiry
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • correctly use social science methods to gather, organize, and synthesize information

  • draw supportable conclusions about political events, issues, and trends and their relationship to social, economic, and cultural systems

  • communicate knowledge, beliefs, and interpretations of politics and citizenship, using a variety of formats


Expectations for Canada: History, Identity, and Culture
(Grade 12, University Preparation)

Communities: Local, National, and Global
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • analyse the principal characteristics of the French and English colonial experiences in Canada

Specific Expectations
Colonial Canada
By the end of this course, students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of colonial history as it contributed to the concept of Canada as the product of "two founding nations" (e.g., Royal Proclamation of 1763; Québec Act, 1774; Constitutional Act, 1791; Lord Durham's Report; Confederation)

Citizenship and Heritage
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the French presence in Canada and its contributions to Canadian identity

Specific Expectations
French-Canadian Identity
By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe the historical roots and modern manifestations of bilingualism and biculturalism and how events have shaped the meaning of these terms

  • analyse why and how the people of Québec have acted to preserve their political identity (e.g., the Rebellion in Lower Canada, the response to a balanced assembly under the Act of Union, negotiation of terms of Confederation, opposition to conscription, legislation during the Quiet Revolution)

  • describe the role of significant Québec-based political figures in the development of the French presence in Canada (e.g., Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine, Henri Bourassa, Maurice Duplessis, Pierre Trudeau, René Lévesque, Jeanne Sauvé)

Social, Economic, and Political Structures
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe and evaluate the nature of the Canadian political system and the groups and individuals who contributed to its development

  • assess the efforts of popular movements to reform Canadian society

Specific Expectations
Political Structures
By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe the role of selected significant events and legislation in the development of the current Canadian political system (e.g., the Conquest; the Québec Act; the Constitutional Act, 1791; the Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada; responsible government; Confederation; the Balfour Report; the Constitution Act, 1982)

Methods of Historical Inquiry
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of historians' methods of locating, gathering, and organizing research materials;

  • critically analyse interpretations related to Canadian history, culture, and identity

  • communicate opinions and ideas based on effective research clearly and concisely

  • demonstrate an ability to think creatively, manage time efficiently, and work effectively in independent and collaborative study

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