Course Title: Canada: History, Identity and Culture, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: CHI4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and
world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Department: Canadian and World Studies

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of Canadian culture and identity, and their changes throughout history. They will apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.