Students will engage in building their Jewish identity and connecting with their community in engaging and experiential ways.
This course is designed to instill in the student a lifelong dedication to Judaism and Jewish studies. Students will learn the foundations of Jewish belief and understand how to apply that knowledge to current ethical dilemmas that challenge mankind. Students will explore how Judaism and ethics relate to current medical, business and familial problems. Through this framework of seeing how classical rabbinical Judaism relates to current events, students will develop a positive view on the vast scope of Jewish studies and its relevance to current events.
This course provides a deeper understanding of the Bible and its rabbinic commentaries, and, through it, students will develop a deeper attachment to their heritage. Students will study classical Jewish texts and learn how to apply these teachings to their daily lives. This course will teach students to appreciate and partake in the history, culture, and traditions of Jewish life.
This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Hebrew. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in Hebrew. Throughout the course, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where Hebrew is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
The grade 9/10 course is open to any student that wants to study the Hebrew Language. Students will receive a Grade 10 International Languages credit. The grade 11 course is open to any student who has take LYIBD.
Grade 11 Understanding Canadian Law CLU3M
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 laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.
Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Grade 12 -Families In Canada – HHS4U
This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will study secular and Jewish approaches to philosophy and have the opportunity to compare and contrast the various philosophical approaches to various aspects of life. Students will learn the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world’s traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students develop their critical-thinking skills and refine the skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
“Advanced Beit Midrash”
A non-credit course where students have choice in the topics and do not need to complete formal assessments. So the focus is just on the students learning in various relevant Jewish topics.
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