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Socially-based Curriculum Units

Teachers who wish to emphasize the study of social issues in their curriculum face two challenges. First, the Ontario secondary school curriculum is set out in a structured, fairly detailed and well-sequenced manner for most courses, however, there is no specific course that deals solely with contemporary social issues. As a result, teachers must find creative ways to infuse the study of social issues into the pre-existing curricular structure.

As a trade union that establishes policy concerning various social issues, OSSTF/FEESO is uniquely positioned to assist members who wish to access resource materials on current topics of social relevance and so we have begun to solicit and publish Socially-based Curriculum Units developed and field-tested by members, and directly applicable to courses in the Ontario secondary curriculum. The units developed so far are listed in the chart below. Titles with hyperlinks are already accessible; the remainder are being added as they are formatted properly for the website.


Course Code

Title of Socially-based Curriculum Unit

The Arts

ADA3M

Anti-Bullying Vignettes

AVI2O

Raising Awareness of Global Issues Through Art

Business Studies

BTT1O

Creating Awareness of Poverty Through an Information Brochure

Canadian and World Studies

CGC1D Aboriginal Issues in Canada

CGC1D

Benefits/Concerns of Increased Immigration

CGC1D

Environmentalism and Land Use Conflict in My Neighbourhood

CGC1D

Working Collaboratively - Solving an Environmental Problem

CGR4M

Genetically Modified Organisms: Friend or Foe

CGW4U

Development or Delay

CGW4U

Sustainable Development

CGW4U

A Model United Nations

CGW4U

Multinational Corporations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

CGW4U

The Role of the Individual in a Global Context

CGW4U

Stop Poverty - We Have What it Takes

CHC2DF (French)

Des autochtones remarquables (Greatest Aboriginals)

CHI4U

African Contributions to the Development of Canada

CHC2P

Canadian History from a First Nations Perspective

CHV2O

Global and Active Citizenship

CHV2O

The Globally Conscientious Consumer

CHV2O

My Eco-Footprint: Human Impact on the Environment

CPW4U Voting and Elections, What’s it all about?

English

ENG2D

Games for Change

ENG2D

The Human Rights Letter

ENG2P

Everyone Has the Right to be Beautiful

ENG3E

Heightening our Awareness of Canada’s Native People

ENG3U

Political Poetry

ENG4C

Censorship in Literature and Media Bias

ENG4U

Dredging the Depths of Dystopian Despondency

English as a Second Language

ESL-C

Adapting to Canadian Culture

ESL-C

New Immigrants and Discrimination in Canada

Guidance and Career Education

GLE1O Bullying Prevention

GLC2O

Work Wise

GLE2O

Debating: Building Productive Talk on Social Issues

Social Sciences and Humanities

HHS4M

Poverty and Social Inequity

HSB4M Globalization – Socially, Culturally and Ethically…Should We?

HSP3M

Mental Illness Awareness

HSP3M

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Bullying

HZT4U The Ethics of Alternative Commerce: Fair Trade & Microfinance

Mathematics

MAP4C

A Living Wage?

MDM4U

Probability Distributions in the Real World

MFM2P

You Make the Choice

MPM1D

Linear Relationships in the Real World

Native Studies

NAC1O

Exploring Aboriginal Identity Through Art

Science

SBI3U

Reducing Societal Bias Through the Study of Genetics

SBI3U

Use of Science Technologies in Society

SCH3U Clean Water Preservation and Waste Water Treatment

SCH4C

Taking it Outside: Establishing a Cell Phone Recycling Program

SNC2D

Global Warming

SNC3M

Extraction, Distillation and Combustion of Fossil Fuel

Contact Information

Wendy Anes Hirschegger

Executive Assistant, Educational Services Department

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

60 Mobile Drive
Toronto, ON
M4A 2P3

Phone: 416-751-8300

TollFree: 1-800-267-7867

Fax: 416-751-7079