Upon graduation, students will be able to:
• Understand the organization of a territory
• Interpret jurisdictional issues (identify conflicts, the groups or people involved, the interests of each party and attempt to find solutions in which both parties make concessions. The goal to practise being responsible, involved citizens and work together for the collective good)
• Develop an appreciation for the role of global citizenship
Students study different types of territories such as urban, regional and agricultural territories, industrial, energy-producing and forest regions, Native and protected territories and those vulnerable to natural hazards, as well as tourist regions. The textbook used by students is Geo à la carte by Les Éditions CEC.
Classes incorporate a variety of teaching tools including theoretical lessons, PowerPoint presentations, films, newspaper and magazine articles, group discussions, readings, oral presentations and individual and group research assignments. The purpose of studying geography and history is to develop students’ civic awareness not only through knowledge acquisition, but also through critical thinking and problem solving.
Classes are given in French, which provides students with numerous opportunities to practice their written and spoken French and improve their overall comprehension of the language in an authentic learning scenario.