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Program: Social Studies

Course: Understanding Canadian Law

Grade: 11

Level: University/College Preparation

Semester: 2, 2018-2019

Teacher Name: Nancy Lendore



This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of rights and freedoms in Canada, our legal system, and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will use case studies and apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to develop legal reasoning skills and to formulate and communicate informed interpretations of legal issues, and they will develop the ability to advocate for new laws.

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

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