CLU3M University/College Preparation
Understanding Canadian Law

Course Summary

Subject Area Subject: Canadian and World Studies

Grade 11


1 Credit

4 Units, 22 learning activities

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.

Course outline

Learning Activity 1 Introducing Canadian law

Learning Activity 2 Differentiating laws from rules

Learning Activity 3 Applying the principles of justice


Learning Activity 4 Exploring the history of Canadian law

Learning Activity 5 Creating Laws

Learning Activity 6 Influencing legal changes