This course explores the local, national and global forces that have shaped Canada's national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view. (Ministry of Education, Canadian & World Studies, the Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 & 10, 2005.) Where possible, elements of assessments (and instruction) have been differentiated to allow for student choice. In each evaluation period, students will be expected to demonstrate competency in each of the following areas (as per the assessment chart): Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking & Inquiry, Communication, and Application. Please see the Student Agenda for policies and procedures regarding late assignments and absences.