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World Cultures, Grade 12 University/College Prep (HSC4M)

Research and Inquiry Skills

Explore topics related to world cultures and/or cultural groups, and formulate questions to guide their research

Create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate social science research and inquiry methods

Assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry

Communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills

The Concept of Culture

Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and functions of culture and of the nature of cultural influence

Analyse how cultural identities are socially constructed, preserved, transmitted, and transformed

Demonstrate an understanding of theories and concepts related to the study of culture, and apply these theories to analyse various cultures

Cultural Expressions

Demonstrate an understanding of artistic expressions, philosophies, and religious/spiritual beliefs found within specific cultures, and of how these expressions relate to various aspects of those cultures

 Analyse specific cultural expressions and a range of factors that can affect them

Assess the contributions to and influence on various cultures/societies, including Canada, of a diverse range of ethnocultural groups and individuals from those groups

Critical Culture Issues 

Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of power relations within specific cultural groups and between minority and majority cultures;

Demonstrate an understanding of past and present policies and issues affecting cultural diversity in Canada, and compare approaches to such policy in Canada with those in other countries

Design, implement, and evaluate an initiative to address an issue related to cultural groups or promoting cultural diversity.