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This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events and themes in Canadian contemporary studies. Students prepare for the grade 11 Canadian and World Studies Workplace Preparation course through the development and extension of historical literacy skills and critical thinking skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships and changes since 1914 are explored through guided investigation. Students have the opportunity to extend analytical skills with a focus on identifying and interpreting events and perspectives and making connections. Students practise reading, writing, visual, and oral literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of media.