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History

Program Leader: Mr. G. Shaubel

Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School History Teachers:
 Mr. G. Shaubel, Mr. C. Nigh, Ms. P. Schinkel

History involves the study of diverse individuals, groups, and institutions as well as significant events, developments, and issues in the past.

Students who take any of the History courses at Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School will develop their ability in the historical inquiry process.  This process includes the gathering, the interpreting, and the analysis of historical evidence and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.

Here are the History Courses offered at Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School

CHC 2D                Canadian History Since World War I - Academic                             1 credit
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.

CHC 2P                Canadian History Since World War I - Applied                                 1 credit
This course explores some of the pivotal events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada's identity as a nation, from World War I to the present. By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how individuals and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate­ late questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.

CHV 2O                Civics - Open                                                                                      .5 credit
This course explores what it means to be an informed, citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others' ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.

CHW 3M              World History to the Sixteenth Century - University/College Preparation  1 credit
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modem world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and present their conclusions.

CLN 4U            Canadian and International Law - University Preparation                    1 credit
This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will-l to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.

CHY 4U            World History: The West and The World - University Preparation          1 credit
This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization­ and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social, political, and economic systems. They will use critical-thinking and communication skills to investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues and present their conclusions.

History students on the RCBHS float in the Fort Erie Bi-Centennial War of 1812 Parade