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Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Grade 11 Understanding Canadian Law (University Prep)
Grade 11 Understanding Canadian Law (Workplace Prep)
Grade 12 Canada: History, Identity and Culture
Grade 12 Canadian and International Law


Expectations for Understanding Canadian Law
(Grade 11, University/College Preparation)

Heritage
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • identify the historical roots of Canadian law

Specific Expectations
Law-Making
By the end of this course, students will:

  • identify the key components of the Constitution of Canada, including the division of powers between the two levels of government


Expectations for Understanding Canadian Law
(Grade 11, Workplace Preparation)

Heritage
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • describe the historical development of Canadian law


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

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

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


Expectations for Canadian and International Law
(Grade 12, University Preparation)

Rights and Freedoms
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of human rights legislation in Canada

  • explain the development of constitutional law in Canada

Specific Expectations
Human Rights in Canada
By the end of this course, students will:

  • explain the evolution of Canadian human rights legislation from English common law to the Canadian Bill of Rights and then the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Constitutional Law
By the end of this course, students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of key events in Canadian constitutional history (e.g., the British North America Act, 1867; the Constitution Act, 1982; the Meech Lake Accord; the Charlottetown Accord)

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