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Civics and Citizenship, Open (CHV2O)

Strand A – Political Inquiry and Skills Development

A1 – Political Inquiry: use the political inquiry process and the concepts of political thinking when investigating issues, events, and developments of civic importance

Select and organize relevant evidence, data, and information on issues, events, and/or developments of civic importance from a variety of primary and secondary sources

Assess the credibility of sources relevant to your investigations

Use accepted forms of documentation

Use appropriate terminology when communicating the results of your investigations

A2 – Developing Transferable Skills: apply in everyday contexts skills developed through investigations related to civics and citizenship education, and identify some careers in which civics and citizenship education might be an asset

Describe some ways in which political inquiry can help you develop skills, including the essential skills in the Ontario Skills Passport

identify some careers in which civics and citizenship education might be useful

Strand B – Civic Awareness

B1 – Civic Issues, Democratic Values: describe beliefs and values associated with democratic citizenship in Canada, and explain how they are related to civic action and to one’s position on civic issues (FOCUS ON: Political Significance; Political Perspective)

Describe some civic issues of local, national, and/or global significance, and compare the perspectives of different groups on selected issues

Describe fundamental beliefs and values associated with democratic citizenship in Canada and explain ways in which they are reflected in citizen actions

Explain why it is important for people to engage in civic action, and identify various reasons why individuals and groups engage in such action

B2 – Governance in Canada: explain, with reference to a range of issues of civic importance, the roles and responsibilities of various institutions, structures, and figures in Canadian governance

Identify the political parties in Canada and their position on the political spectrum, and explain how the beliefs/values that underpin them may affect your perspectives on and/or approaches to issues of civic importance

Explain, with reference to issues of civic importance, the roles and responsibilities of different levels of government in Canada

Describe, with reference to both the federal and provincial governments, the functions of the three branches of government in Canada (i.e., executive, legislative, judicial) and the roles/responsibilities of key positions within governments

Explain, with reference to issues of civic importance, how various groups and institutions can influence government policy

Identify Canada’s form of government and demonstrate an understanding of the process of electing governments in Canada

B3 – Rights and Responsibilities: analyse key rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship, in both the Canadian and global context, and some ways in which these rights are protected

Demonstrate an understanding that Canada’s constitution includes different elements, and analyse key rights of citizenship in the constitution, with particular reference to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Analyse key responsibilities associated with Canadian citizenship

Explain how the judicial system and other institutions and/or organizations help protect the rights of individuals and the public good in Canada

Analyse rights and responsibilities of citizenship within a global context, including those related to international conventions, laws, and/or institutions

Identify examples of human rights violations around the world

Strand C – Civic Engagement and Action

C1 – Civic Contributions: analyse a variety of civic contributions, and ways in which people can contribute to the common good

Assess the significance, both in Canada and internationally, of the civic contributions of some individuals

Describe a variety of ways in which you could make a civic contribution at the local, national, and/or global level

Explain how various actions can contribute to the common good at the local, national, and/ or global level

C2 – Inclusion and Participation: assess ways in which people express their perspectives on issues of civic importance and how various perspectives, beliefs, and values are recognized and represented in communities in Canada

Analyse ways in which various beliefs, values, and perspectives are represented in your communities

Describe ways in which some events, issues, people, and/or symbols are commemorated or recognized in Canada and analyse the significance of this recognition

Describe various ways in which people can access information about civic matters