Course Description

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.


    1. CANADA: Our Century, Our Story – Student Text, Nelson Thomson Learning ©
    2. Canada: A Nation Unfolding, Ontario Edition, McGraw-Hill Ryerson ©
    3. Moodle Website


    What is CHI4U?
    CHI4U is a grade 12 Canada: history, identity, and culture course at a university preparation level.
    What is the prerequisite course for CHI4U?
    Any grade 11 or 12 university(U) or university/college(M) preparation course in social sciences and humanities English, or Canadian and world studies.
    How long does it take to complete the CHI4U online course?
    You can complete a grade 12 online high school credit courses as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as
    long as 5 months.

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