Curricular Connections


Equity and Social Justice 11 – 12

What does democracy look like? How can I effectively advocate for myself and others? How can I contribute to meaningful social change in my community and in a globalized world? Students will grapple with these complex questions and engage with social justice and equity concepts in all of our ‘Action’ modules. Students will explore methods of personal and collective action for social change. With practical outcomes, students will leave these workshops with a basic understanding of the tools and skills required for advocacy work.

These modules address the following Overall Learning Expectations within the Ontario curriculum:

Understanding Social Construction – B1, B2, B3.

Addressing Equity and Social Justice Issues – C1, C2, C3.

Personal and Social Action – D1, D2, D3


Civics & Citizenship 10

What does it mean to be a global citizen? How can I activate my own citizenship? Students will learn about the importance of civic awareness and engagement in our ‘Action’ modules. These modules pair well with our ‘Dialogue’ modules as well, as students practice skills that are essential to civic action, such as conflict resolution and communication.

These modules address the following Overall Learning Expectations within the Ontario curriculum:

A. Political Inquiry and Skill Development – A1, A2

B. Civic Awareness – B1, B3

C. Civic Engagement and Action – C1, C2, C3


Family Studies 9 – 12

Why is language important? What is my communication style and preference? How can I create more meaningful relationships with others and become a better active listener? Students will develop the skills and knowledge to answer these questions in our ‘Dialogue’ modules. A key part of resolving conflict and creating peace is learning how to listen and communicate with empathy.

These modules address the following Overall Learning Expectations within the Ontario curriculum:

B. Self and Others – B2

C. Daily Living Skills – C1, C3

D. Exercising Responsibility – D1, D3


World Issues 12

What does peace look like? Is peace possible in our world today? What is my role in the peace process? Students will explore the meaning of peace and conflict in our ‘Peace and Conflict’ modules. These modules will use world issues to discuss the causes of conflict and the approaches to fostering a more peaceful world.

These modules address the following Overall Learning Expectations within the Ontario curriculum:

B. Spatial Organization: Relationships and Disparities – B2.

C. Sustainability and Stewardship – C1, C3

D. Interactions and Interdependence: Globalization – D1, D2, D3

E. Social Change and Quality of Life – E1, E2, E3


Challenge and Change 12

Why does prejudice, systemic injustice and inequities exist? What causes societal and cultural change? Students will explore social patters and social change in a global world in our ‘Action’ modules and ‘Peace and Conflict’ modules.

These modules address the following Overall Learning Expectations within the Ontario curriculum:

B. Social Change – B2,B1

C. Social Patterns – C1, C2, C3

D. Global Social Challenges – D1, D2, D3

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