We are pleased to announce two new Grade 11 courses for the 2018-19 school year: Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities and Contemporary Culture and the Creative Arts.
Under the category of Health and Physical Education, Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities will allow students to further develop their ability to make healthy choices and lead active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical outdoor activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the outdoors, build outdoor leadership skills and practise goal-setting.
Areas of study will include: Leadership, Risk Management, Wilderness First Aid and Navigation, Rock Climbing, Winter Survival, Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing, Canoe Trip Planning and Camping. Students who enrol in this new course will have an opportunity to attain a CDS Outdoor Education Specialist Program certificate when combined with the Grade 9 Green Industries Course, Environmental Science, The Nature of Change, and demonstrated involvement in Enviro Council and the Duke of Ed Award program or other outdoor education excursions.
Under Interdisciplinary Studies – Contemporary Culture and the Creative Arts will have students exploring a wide range of cultural products (popular and literary texts, films, media, social media, and visual art), examining the creative-thinking processes that lead to their construction, and critically investigating the perspectives they endorse or critique.
Using a student-driven, Design Thinking approach, students will have the opportunity to identify issues and concepts, and work them through the creative process toward the completion of unique projects connected to their interests and the course’s themes.