CHV2O Open
Civics and Citizenship

Course Summary

Subject Area Subject: Canadian and World Studies

Grade 10

Prerequisites: None

0.5 Credit

2 Units, 10 learning activities

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.

Course outline

Learning Activity 1 Welcome to the course


Learning Activity 2 What does an active citizen do?

Learning Activity 3 Why do you have rights and freedoms?

Learning Activity 4 How does government work?

Learning Activity 5 What are the different types of government?