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ASM2O MEDIA ARTS – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

ASM2O online enables students to create media artworks by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. In ASM2O online, students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media artworks.

UNIT ONE

Building Foundations: What are media arts?

Essential Question: What is the history of communications? What are the Element & Principles of Design and Media Arts? What is plagiarism?

  • In this unit, students will research the world of Media Arts, discover the diversity of communications mediums and develop a vocabulary of terminology commonly used in the media industry. Students will be given an overview of the principles and elements of design, then learn and apply principles of media arts using a variety of media tools to experiment and transform an existing work from one of the contributing arts, and manifest their own creative works.

  • Throughout the process, students will learn proper use of terminology when referring to principles, elements and other key concepts related to the various arts disciplines. Students will also be given the tools to understand and apply conventions and responsible practices, such as copyright, plagiarism, safety, etc, when creating, presenting, and experiencing artworks.

UNIT TWO

Pre-production: Mass media influence & impact on society

Essential Question: What inventor's inventions impact on today's society? How has media propaganda influenced society?

  • In this unit, students will learn to better understand how media influences world society and will explore various media platforms (photography, radio, film, computers, video), the historical figures who invented them (i.e. Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Guglielmo Marconi), and how they were used to affect change in society (i.e. propaganda, subliminal perception, movies) and those who became world-renowned through their use of media (i.e. Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Disney, Naom Chomsky).

  • Students may research, explore, experiment and employ a variety of material resources, mediums, technical tools and videos to research the historic path of technological inventors, their inventions and the socio-cultural context of the era.

UNIT THREE

Production: Applying principles & elements in media arts

Essential Question: What is digital software and how is it used? What is the Production Process? What are the different forms of Media production and how can you apply them to your project?

  • In this unit, students will communicate an understanding of how the arts inform, instruct and contribute to social change while designing and producing their own original media artworks on a specific theme that combines one or more of the media arts principles and elements. This is their introduction to exploring and using a variety media formats to create their own magical expressions that reflect who they are.

  • Through their creations, students will identify and describe initial responses to media artworks and demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process, by applying it to study works from various arts disciplines, as well as integrated artworks/productions.

UNIT FOUR

Production: Troubleshooting & developing skills

Essential Question: What is Project Management? How do you organize a media tour? How do you write & produce a report?

  • In this unit, students will explore and engage a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques, to produce their own inspired media artworks that reflect their life passion. Students will employ a variety of tracking tools to document their creative process. This record will be used for reflection and assessment of their understanding of the media communications industry.

  • With Tutor assistance, students will arrange field trips to areas of film, television/radio studios, museums (as available). These experiences will help students develop a deeper understanding of how creating, presenting and analyzing artworks has affected their personal, community and cultural values and identity as a Canadian.

UNIT FIVE

Post-production: Piecing it together

Essential Question: What is the Post Production process and how do you complete your project? What are various production formats - video, web, print and audio production?

  • In this unit, students are ready to engage the phases of editing, fine-tuning productions, developing presentation skills and analyzing their creations. Students may work individually or collaboratively on their production and presentation.

  • In the process, students will identify and describe the adept skills, proficient work habits and character traits that may be developed throughout the multitude of artistic endeavours and careers available within the world of media-arts.

UNIT SIX

Production Presentation: distribution

Essential Question: How to market & present a Media Production! How do you target and market your production?

  • In this unit, students are moving through the final phases of production, presentation and distribution. Through their own media creations and exploration of an array of media, students have the opportunity to discover and describe how creating, presenting and analyzing a variety of artworks has affected their personal values, their awareness of the values of their community’s culture and those of other cultures.

  • With Tutor assistance students will arrange a field trip to a media studio unique to their previous experiences, to broaden their perspective.

CULMINATING PROJECT

20% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of ASM2O online. This project will require students to use all that they have learned throughout the course. This project will be worth 20% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

10% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of ASM2O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. 

AWI2O VISUAL ARTS:

FASHION & TEXTILE DESIGN – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

AWI2O online enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of fashion and textiles design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

UNIT ONE

Fashion and Textile Design: Elements and Principles

Essential Question: What are the basic elements of fashion and textile design?

  • In this unit, students will be given a glimpse inside the world of fashion design, study some of the Elements and Principles of Design in relation to fashion, do a sketchbook assignment, terms definitions, and two projects.

UNIT TWO

Fashion Trends, History, and Designers

Essential Question: What is the broader context of the fashion world?

  • In this unit, students will learn about current trends in the fashion world and how culture and history shape current fashion and textile designs. Students will also learn about ethical considerations in the clothing industry, and learn about top Canadian and International designers.

UNIT THREE

Fashion Illustration

Essential Question: How can I translate the images in my head to a design on the page?

  • In this unit, students will learn how to draw fashion figures and learn about the work of historical and contemporary fashion illustrators. Students will learn how to make a template to create their own designs and basic approaches to drawing faces, hands, and feet. The emphasis in this unit is on the fashion figure and learning stylistic approaches to drawing.

UNIT FOUR

Clothing Design

Essential Question: How can I put together what I've learned and make my own designs?

  • In this unit, students will learn about the fundamentals of fashion design and create their own clothing styles. This is where students will have the chance to put their previous learning into practice, and have fun exploring their own creative ideas!

UNIT FIVE

Textile Design

Essential Question: What is the most basic element of fashion design?

  • In this unit, students will learn about textile designers and how they create patterns for fabric. Students will also learn about traditional fabric designs and techniques, and learn how to use different art materials to create their own exciting designs.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of AWI2O online. This project will require students to apply all the knowledge and skills they have developed over the course. This project will be worth 30% of the final grade

BBI2O/BBI1O INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

 

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 9/10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

BBI1O/BBI2O online introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. BBI1O/BBI2O online builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students to develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

UNIT ONE

Business Fundamentals

Essential Question: Is studying Business just a way to figure out how to make money?

  • In this unit, students will be introduced to many terms and topics that are the underlying principles behind businesses which will assist in learning for the rest of the course.

UNIT TWO

Functions of Business

Essential Question: How do I get someone to buy my product or service? Is there a specific method to this process that guarantees a profit?

  • In this unit, students will learn about the main activities that get their products and services out to the consumer.

UNIT THREE

Entrepreneurship

  • Essential Question: What kind of characteristics and attributes are required to have an idea, make that idea come to life and successfully sell it in the market place?

  • In this unit, students will discover the characteristics and attributes of an Entrepreneur and what makes Entrepreneurs successful. They will have a chance to learn how to design a business and begin to work on their culminating project through the planning of a small business that interests them. Students will explore the inventions and innovations that have shaped the global economy.

UNIT FOUR

Finance

Essential Question: How does a business keep track of all those expenses and sales transactions?

  • In this unit, students will learn about personal finance and money management as well as the basic tools businesses use to record transactions.

CULMINATING PROJECT

15% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations for BBI1O/BBI2O online. This project will be worth 15% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

15% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of BBI1O/BBI2O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. 

BTT1O/BTT2O INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 9/10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

BTT1O/BTT2O online introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout BTT1O/BTT2O, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

UNIT ONE

Introduction

Essential Question: How can we use technology in a responsible and balanced manner when it is everywhere?

  • In this unit, students will explore some of the defining features of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), as well as hardware and software components. Students will be introduced to digital literacy, which emphasizes safe and smart ICT usage.

UNIT TWO

Technology for Productivity

Essential Question: How technology changed the way we work around the world in the past 30 years?

  • In this unit, students will use a hands-on approach to applying technology for productivity. Word processing will be applied utilizing various software programs. Spreadsheets and data management will be utilized exploring effective functionality and display, as well as data methods. Programming logic will also be approached using various commands, algorithms and programming languages.

UNIT THREE

Technology for Presentation

  • Essential Question: How have presentations evolved over time and what might they look like in the future?

  • In this unit, students will explore the use of technology for presentation. Presentation and web design elements will be examined and students will have the opportunity to create websites and presentations using a variety of software options. Data graphics and infographics will be identified and their best uses applied as students create their own graphic design.

UNIT FOUR

Technology for Communication

Essential Question: Is using communication tools an important part of doing business in today's world?

  • In this unit, students will identify email etiquette and best practices, as well as virtual meetings and collaboration tools that can help in facilitating communication. Communication is an integral component of any business or organization. Technology has led to the ability to work remotely and away from your business team and clients. As a result, there is an increased need for communication tools.

UNIT FIVE

Trends in Business Technology

Essential Question: What will be the next big thing in the technology world that will change how we work?

  • In this unit, students will briefly go over some of the major trends in business technology. Students will review social media, big data, and apps and smart devices and their applications through a variety of case studies. As students have seen in the course, technology is advancing at an alarming rate and is firmly ingrained in business processes.

CULMINATING PROJECT

15% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluation for BTT1O/BTT2O online. This project will be worth a total of 15% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

15% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of BTT1O/BTT2O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

FSF2D CORE FRENCH

 

PREREQUISITE: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

FSF2D online provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. In FSF2D online, students will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

UNIT ONE

Qui êtes-vous?

Essential Question: What strategies can help a second language speaker in conversation?

  • Dans cette unité nous ferons connaissance et nous en apprendrons plus sur les autres avec le vocabulaire de présentation. Nous réviserons les temps du présent et du passé-composé, et travaillerons la compréhension orale avec des dialogues.

  • In this unit, students will get acquainted and learn more about others by using presentation vocabulary. Students will also review the present and the past grammar tenses and practice their oral communication skills by using these tenses through various dialogues.

UNIT TWO

Les informations

Essential Question: What makes a destination an ideal place to visit?

  • Dans cette unité nous analyserons les différentes façons de communiquer des informations. Que ce soit dans un journal papier, à la télévision, à la radio où sur internet, nous utilisons tous les moyens pour connaitre l’actualité. Mais comment écrit-on un article de journal ? Quelles sont les différentes rubriques d’un journal télévisé. Qu’est-ce qui est important et qu’est-ce qui est intéressant. Nous allons regarder à différentes sources d’informations et écrire nous même notre propre journal. Nous allons également en apprendre plus sur la grammaire avec les pronoms relatifs et les prépositions des pays.

  • In this unit, students will analyze the different ways of communicating information. Whether in the newspaper, on television, on the radio or on the internet, we use different methods to obtain information about the news. But how do you write a newspaper article? What are the different sections of the news of television? What is important and what is interesting? students will look at different sources of information and write their own newspaper. Students will also learn more about grammar with relative pronouns and prepositions used for countries.

UNIT THREE

La culture française

Essential Question: How do language and culture define and contribute to identity?

  • Dans cette unité nous en apprendrons plus sur les fêtes et traditions françaises. Nous analyserons certaines fêtes pour comprendre leur valeur culturelle et nous regarderons en détails le calendrier français et ses particularités. Nous introduirons un nouveau temps du passé : l’imparfait. Nous le comparerons avec le passé composé afin de voir leurs différentes utilisations en contexte. Puis nous étudierons les conjonctions de coordinations (mais, ou, et, donc etc…) ces petits mots qui servent à alléger notre récit.

  • In this unit, students will learn more about French festivals and traditions. Students will analyze certain holidays to understand their cultural value. Students will also be taking a look, in detail at the French calendar. Students will also be introduced to a new grammar tense: the imperfect. Students will compare it with the past tense to see their different uses in context. Then students will study the placement of conjunctions (but, or, and, so etc.). This tense will help students to enhance their writing abilities.

UNIT FOUR

Fous de sport

Essential Question: How do sports unite people globally?

  • Dans cette unité nous parlerons de sport. Nous apprendrons le vocabulaire sur différentes activités sportives. Nous allons également voir comment faire une description de photos en donnant un maximum de détails. Pour la grammaire nous analyserons les pronoms objet directs et indirect et leur position dans la phrase. Et enfin nous introduirons un nouveau mode de conjugaison, le subjonctif.

  • In this unit, students will talk about sports and vocabulary associated with different sports activities. Students will also learn how to effectively describe photos by ensuring there are sufficient details. Students will also study and analyze the direct and indirect object pronouns and their position within a sentence. Finally, students will be introduced to another form of conjugation: the subjunctive.

UNIT FIVE

Notre planète

Essential Question: Is culture and language linked to how we as a people care for our planet?

  • Dans cette unité nous nous intéresserons à notre planète et à notre environnement. Nous observerons les défis auxquels nous faisons face afin de maintenir un environnement sain. Nous verrons les solutions proposées à plusieurs niveaux (gouvernemental, local et familial). Nous apprendrons le mode du conditionnel afin de parler d’hypothèses, de faire des suggestions et employer la politesse. Puis nous nous intéresserons aux phrases impersonnelles pour exprimer des généralités importantes ou des interdictions.

  • In this unit, students will be studying the planet and their environment. Students will also analyze the challenges they face in maintaining a healthy environment. Students will explore the proposed solutions on several levels (government, local and family). Students will also learn the conditional grammar tense to discuss assumptions and make suggestions regarding various topics of discussion. Then students will also focus on impersonal sentence formations to express important generalities.

UNIT SIX

La santé

Essential Question: How are language, culture and health related?

  • Dans cette unité nous parlerons de notre santé. Nous analyserons les différents aspects de notre capital santé et comment en prendre soin. Nous apprendrons le vocabulaire lié à notre santé ainsi que les expressions. En grammaire nous apprendrons comment utiliser les verbes réfléchis ainsi qu’un autre aspect du passé-composé. Enfin nous étudierons un texte sur un sujet d’actualité en rapport avec notre thème.

  • In this unit, students will talk about their health. They will analyze the different aspects of their health and how to take care of themselves. Students will learn vocabulary related to their wellness as well as important expressions. In terms of grammar, students will learn how to use reflexive verbs as well as another aspect of the past-compound. Finally, students will study a text on a current topic related to health and wellness.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of FSF2D online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. 

ENG2D ENGLISH

 

PREREQUISITE: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

ENG2D online is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. ENG2D online is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

UNIT ONE

Persuasion and Propaganda

Essential Question: Why is it important to be able to understand and create persuasive writing pieces?

  • In this unit, students will explore persuasion and what a thesis statement is. Students will learn the difference between inductive and deductive logic, what logical fallacies are and how to spot them. Students will explore various types of essays and how to identify them. Students will also take a closer look at propaganda.

UNIT TWO

Shakespeare: MacBeth

Essential Question: Why is it important to understand the society of the time period I will be reading about? How can I use my new understanding of Shakespearean language to create a deeper understanding of his works?

  • In this unit, students will read Shakespeare’s MacBeth. Students will learn about Shakespearean vocabulary and analyze the play in detail.

UNIT THREE

Novel Study: Animal Farm

Essential Question: How can a piece of fiction reflect real world issues? Why might authors choose to use their literature as a vessel to comment on the world?

  • In this unit, students will read and analyze George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Animal Farm is considered by many to be one of the best political allegories ever written and students will learn about what a political allegory is and be able to analyze the allegorical meanings of the characters. Students will also try to draw parallels between themes in this novel and the real world.

UNIT FOUR

Music as Poetry

Essential Question: Does poetry exist all around me, and if so, why is it such a prevalent element of our lives?

  • In this unit, students will learn about poetic devices and practice using them. Students will also read and analyze poems. Students will examine the Science of music and poetry and how Rap and Hip-Hop music are especially concerned with clever wordplay and poetic devices.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of ENG2D online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

CHC2D CANADIAN HISTORY

SINCE WORLD WAR 1 – GRADE 10

 

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

CHC2D online explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. In CHC2D online, students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.

UNIT ONE

1914 - 1929

Essential Question: What was Canada’s involvement in World War One and how did this event affect Canadians at the time?

  • In this unit, students will complete readings on various topics to do with World War 1 including, the weapons, trench warfare, the Halifax Explosion, Canadian fighter pilots and conscription. Students will learn about the Treaty of Versailles and the different types of propaganda from this war. Students will discover more about the Spanish Flu, as well as different Canadian inventors from the ’20s. Students will also learn about the Winnipeg General Strike, the Group of Seven and the Dionne Quintuplets.

UNIT TWO

1929 - 1945

Essential Question: How did the war leave the economies of the countries involved? What was the impact of the Great Depression in Canada?

  • In this unit, students will examine the Great Depression and why it happened. The unit will cover the rise of Nazism and World War 2. Students will learn about when the Nazi troops arrived in France as well as about the children of the Holocaust and the role Irene Sendler played.

UNIT THREE

1945 - 1982

Essential Question: What were the social, political and economic changes that came in with the end of WW2? What is the Cold War and how widespread were its effects?​

  • In this unit, students will discuss the Cold War. Students will learn about different military alliances including NATO and NORAD. Students will examine the Great Flag Debate and how Canada adopted the flag it waves today. Students will learn about Quebec and Canada in this time period as well as the October Crisis. Students will also learn about Pierre Trudeau and Multiculturism in Canada.

UNIT FOUR

1982 - Present

Essential Question: How do Canadians help out in developing countries or in countries where there is unrest? What was the impact of the War on Terror in Canada?

  • In this unit, students will investigate social change in Canada and National Unity, specifically the Meech Lake Accord, the Charlottetown Accord and the 1995 Referendum. Students will learn about Romeo Dallaire and the Rwandan Genocide. Students will also learn about Terry Fox and why he is significant to Canadians. Students will examine international political issues, the War on Terror and Canada’s role in Afghanistan. Students will learn about aboriginal affairs and the issues still occurring within our country, as well as about Quebec’s Sovereignty and Canada’s identity.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of CHC2D online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

CHV2O CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

 

CHV2O online explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. In CHV2O online, students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

UNIT ONE

Issues, Ideas & Awareness

Essential Question: What are the main elements of democracy? What are my rights and responsibilities as a citizen of a democracy?

  • In this unit, students will begin by learning what civics is and their role in civic participation. Students will share their knowledge on a civic issue they are aware of and individuals who have made civic contributions through discussion board posts. Students will also look at the history of governments and how its evolution has lead to various forms of leadership, power and governments. With a focus on democratic governments, students will delve deeper into the rights, freedoms and responsibilities that citizens have. To conclude this unit, students will analyze the role the media has in influencing our knowledge of governments, society, rights, freedoms and responsibilities.

UNIT TWO

The Canadian Context: Government & Political Process

Essential Question: How does Canada's democracy actually work?

  • In this unit, students, armed with a solid understanding of what governments are, will next turn to the complex ways in which they are determined in Canada, federally, provincially and municipally. Students will explore how officials are elected, what powers they hold and what civically engaged citizens can do to influence their government. Special attention will be paid to the political parties and how their policies are reflective of various political ideologies.

UNIT THREE

Global Context

Essential Question: What does being a global citizen mean? How can I act globally?

  • In this unit, students will consider some of Canada’s responses to challenges and changes around the globe. Students will evaluate Canada’s participation in a number of international organizations. Students will also analyze what it means to be a global citizen in today’s world. Canada is one country among many on the planet, and so Canadian attitudes and responses to the world speak loudly about Canada’s identity and values.

CULMINATING PROJECT

10% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of CHV2O. This project will be worth 10% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

20% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of CHV2O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

GLC2O CAREER STUDIES – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

 

GLC2O online teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. GLC2O online explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

UNIT ONE

Seeking Personal Knowledge

Essential Question: What are some of my strengths and challenges?

  • In this unit, students will use a variety of assessment tools to produce a personal profile that describes their current interests, skills, competencies, accomplishments, and characteristics, and identify occupations that are suited to their personal profile.

UNIT TWO

Exploring Opportunities

Essential Question: What are the post-secondary opportunities that are suitable to me?

  • In this unit, students will explore current economic and societal trends and opportunities in order to assist them in making more informed career/life choices. By examining concepts of success, students will develop an understanding and examine it in the context of their own lives. Students will begin to articulate how their special interests direct their career/life decisions. This unit sets the stage for students to navigate a changing world and to recognize that a career is not just an occupational destination but a lifelong journey.

UNIT THREE

What Is My Plan for the Future?

Essential Question: How can I adapt myself to a changing world? How can I prepare myself for my post-secondary life?

  • In this unit, students will relate what they have learned about themselves, the world of work, and community involvement to options for present and future opportunities. They will hypothesize how societal and economic trends may affect them and influence their choices. They will begin to construct a road map- goal setting for their own personal “success” destination. Through the application of the decision-making model, they will develop action plans.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of GLC2O online. This project will worth 30% of the final grade.

ICS2O INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

 

ICS2O online introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. In ICS2O online, students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.

UNIT ONE

Understanding Computers

Essential Question: How do software updates and system maintenance manage the performance and increase the security of a computer?

  • In this unit, students will be introduced to the basic components of a computer. This unit will provide students with the background knowledge and understanding of computers and their functions.

UNIT TWO

Computers and Society

Essential Question: How does understanding computer policies influence environmental stewardship and sustainability? How does the legal and ethical use of computers help the community?

  • In this unit, students will be introduced to the basic social impact of technology and gain an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. The unit will provide students with background knowledge and an understanding of computers and society. Students will learn the relevance of computers to education and the profession.

UNIT THREE

Introduction to Programming

Essential Question: How does using simple programming concepts help apply basic coding techniques when writing programs?

  • In this unit, students will be introduced to the basic fundamental concepts and constructs of programming. They will plan and write simple C# programs using the Console Application in Visual Studio Express/Community. This approach to programming is simple because it does not involve a Graphical User Interface (GUI). This is a great learning tool for Program beginners and for learning a new language.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of ICS2O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

MPM2D PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS – GRADE 10

 

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or Mathematics Transfer Course

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

MPM2D online enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry, and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. In MPM2D online, students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

UNIT ONE

Linear Systems

Essential Question: How can mathematical expressions be analyzed to help us understand our world?

  • In this unit, students will investigate how to determine the point of intersection of two lines algebraically and graphically. students will apply their knowledge to examine real-world scenarios that can be modelled using a linear system of equations and interpret the meaning of a point of intersection through the lens of the real-world application.

UNIT TWO

Analytic Geometry

Essential Question: How can Geometry be used to analyze relationships between variables?

  • In this unit, students will investigate a series of tools that are useful in geometric problem-solving scenarios. Students will apply their understanding of analytic geometry tools to classify quadrilaterals based on their determined properties. Students will also combine their understanding of analytic geometry tools with their understanding of linear relations to solve complex geometry problems.

UNIT THREE

Similar Triangles and Trigonometry

Essential Question: How do effective problem-solvers approach problems that involve multiple steps?

  • In this unit, students will learn to analyze and classify triangles as similar or congruent. Students will also investigate the relationship between sides and angles in both right and non-right triangles. Students will apply their understanding of trigonometric ratios to determine unknown sides and angles, as well as solve problems that are encountered in the real-world.

UNIT FOUR

Quadratic Expressions

Essential Question: How does representing expressions in different ways help to solve problems?

  • In this unit, students will develop strategies for representing trinomial expressions in different forms. Students will learn to select the appropriate strategy for any given problem. These skills are important and considered foundational for the remainder of this course and future mathematics studies.

UNIT FIVE

Quadratic Equations (Part I)

Essential Question: How can models be used to make predictions in real-world scenarios?

  • In this unit, students will investigate the properties of the vertex form of a quadratic relation and apply these properties to graph quadratic relations. Students will also develop the skills necessary for converting standard form to vertex form. Students will apply these skills to solve real-world problems involving maximums and minimums of quadratic models.

UNIT SIX

Quadratic Equations (Part II)

Essential Question: How can observed patterns be summarized in order to make informed predictions?

  • In this unit, students will develop an understanding of how factoring can be used to determine the x-intercepts of a quadratic relation. Students will investigate how the quadratic formula can be used to determine the x-intercepts when factoring is not possible. Students will make connections between the x-intercepts of a quadratic and real-world context, while also applying their new skills to solve real-world problems involving maximums and minimums of quadratic models.

CULMINATING PROJECT

10% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of MPM2D online. The culminating activity will make up 10% of the final mark. It is designed so that students can work on it throughout the course.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

20% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of MPM2D online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be 1.5 hours. 

SNC2D SCIENCE – GRADE 10

 

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

GRADE: 10 (Academic)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

SNC2D online enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. In SNC2D online, students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid-base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

UNIT ONE

Biology

Essential Question: How do plants and animals work, starting at a cellular level? How can we compare/contrast hierarchical organization in each?

  • In this unit, students will learn about the nested organization of matter and life and describe how each item accumulates into higher complexity. Students will learn how to identify the boundary between living and non-living and about the seven characteristics of life. Students will also investigate cell cycles, mitosis and the structure of animal and plant tissues and body systems.

UNIT TWO

Chemistry

Essential Question: How do atoms and molecules interact with one another and within systems? Can you predict chemical reactions and their products?

  • In this unit, students will learn about lab safety when conducting chemical experiments. Students will also learn about the periodic tables and the unique properties of the different kinds of elements. Students will also be able to name chemical compounds and explain their types of bonding. Students will investigate chemical reactions like acid-base neutralization reactions.

UNIT THREE

Physics

Essential Question: How does light act and move when considering different types of mirrors and lenses? How can we relate this to the eye and other optical phenomena?

  • In this unit, students will learn about the natural and artificial sources of light and describe how it travels. Students will learn to explain how colours are perceived using the properties of reflection and absorption. Students will learn about plane, concave and convex mirrors. Students will learn about refraction and different light speeds and about converging and diverging lenses. This unit will also take a closer look at the human eye, it’s structure and how images are formed by it. Students will gain an understanding of the limits of human perception, how optical illusions can trick the eye and the brain and the different types of mirages.

UNIT FOUR

Climate Change

Essential Question: What is weather and how does it affect the planet and the systems within it? Consider human interactions as well.

  • In this unit, students will learn about weather and climate and the biomes found in Canada. Students will learn to define conduction, convection, and radiation, and link these to Earth’s climate systems. this unit will also explain what thermohaline circulation is, why it is important, and what would happen if it were to change or stop. Students will take a closer look at the atmospheric layers and their composition and learn how the greenhouse effect works. Students will also analyze various pieces of evidence that suggest our climate is undergoing a change. This unit will also go over energy transfer as well as negative and positive feedback loops and their influence on climate. Students will learn about Earth’s spheres and the importance of nutrients for maintaining health. Finally, students will learn about the different initiatives being taken to combat climate change.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of SNC2D online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

PPL2O HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING EDUCATION – GRADE 10

 

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

PPL2O online enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. In PPL2O online, students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

UNIT ONE

Fitness Plan and Nutrition

Essential Question: Why is nutrition important? What are current influences and trends in nutrition? How do I create an effective fitness plan for myself?

  • In this unit, students will evaluate the effectiveness of various fitness programs and create a plan specific to their own personal physical activity and fitness goals. Students will examine the factors that influence food and beverage choices and how those factors play a role in their personal nutritional choices. Students will identify a nutrition label and understand what each ingredient does for their body. Finally, students will explore current nutritional trends and how they influence their choices while they examine Canada’s Food Guide.

UNIT TWO

Safety and Well-Being

Essential Question: How do I keep myself and others safe when participating in activities? What is whole-person health?

  • In this unit, students will learn behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others in a variety of physical activity settings as well as learn different CPR techniques and about automated external defibrillators. Students will understand the meaning of overall health and well-being and what some of the factors are that lead to their well-being. Finally, students will identify the health and safety risks that they may encounter in their environment and what the strategies are to minimize those risks.

UNIT THREE

Movement and Decisions/Substance Abuse

Essential Question: How can we explain and analyze physical literacy, and the principles and phases of movement? How do we make healthy decisions in life and with substances?

  • In this unit, students will use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy active living. Students will learn about the phases of movement and different movement principles. Students will be able to identify different types of conflict and be able to identify and apply a conflict resolution strategy based on the type of conflict that they encounter. Students will define substance abuse and communicate the impact of abusing substances on overall health and well-being. Students will apply the appropriate skills to respond to a challenging situation involving substance use, addictions, and other related behaviours. Finally, students will identify the impact of addictions at a local, societal, and global level.

UNIT FOUR

Fair Play and Sexuality

Essential Question: Why is fair play important? How do we effectively analyze and design a play? What is healthy sexuality and what is a healthy relationship? Why is personal fitness important?

  • In this unit, students will learn about ethical and fair play as it contributes to creating a rewarding and enjoyable activity environment. Students will learn the components of a range of physical activities in a range of environments and critically assess and design a play. Students will describe the factors that influence how they make sexual decisions and how to make healthy decisions that are appropriate for them. Students will be able to communicate their sexual limits, needs, and desires effectively with their partner. Students will describe several common misconceptions about sexuality and understand the importance of education in order to treat all people, regardless of differences, with the same respect and understanding. Students will gain an understanding of how being in an exclusive relationship impacts them and the other relationships they have.

CULMINATING PROJECT

15% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of PPL2O online. This project will be worth 15% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

15% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of PPL2O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

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