2018 Curriculum Refresh

posted May 6, 2018, 3:48 PM by byron S.

1.    Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action Curriculum Updates

Phase 1: Subjects/Courses Updated

·         Social Studies 4-6, History 7-8

·         Canadian and World Studies 9-10 (History)

Current Status:

·         April 20, 2018 - released to sector

·         September 2018 - mandatory implementation (This will impact assessment and evaluation)

·         Fall 2018 - release resources to support implementation, developed by Indigenous individuals and organizations

Phase 2: Subjects/Courses to be updated (Writing process begins July 2018)


Social Studies 1-3

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9

Civics and Citizenship,

Grade 12:The Environment and Resource Management, CGR4M

Grade 12: Canada: History, Identity and Culture, CHI4U

Grade 11: Understanding Canadian Law, CLU3M

Grade 12: Canadian and International Law, CLN4U o  

Grade 12: Families in Canada, HHS4U and HHS4C

Grade 11: Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology, HSP3U and HSP3C


o   Some topics for revision will include:

§  the history and legacy of residential schools 

§  treaties

§  the Indian Act and its lasting impact

§  First Nations, Métis and Inuit contemporary realities

§  Canadian and international law, legislation, and policies that directly impact First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals, communities, and nations

§  resource management and duty to consult

§  the impact of colonialism


 2.    First Nation, Metis and Inuit Studies

·         April 6, 2018 - five draft courses released to sector

·         August 2018 - final revised First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies curriculum policy document will be released, including all ten courses, front

          matter, glossary, and course openers for each course in order to provide educators with the Indigenous cultural context required for

          implementation in both English and French.

·         2018-19 school year - soft implementation to support delivery of the revised curriculum

·         Fall 2018 - regional implementation sessions

·         2019-20 - mandatory implementation




OHASSTA Conference 2018

posted May 6, 2018, 3:41 PM by byron S.

OHASSTA Conference November 15-16 in Toronto!
OHASSTA is now accepting professional learning session proposals from all history and social science educators across the province.

OG-OH Annual General Meeting 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 10:34 AM by byron S.

See below links to the files shared at the meeting:

Presentation by:
Alison Norman, PhD
Research Associate
School for the Study of Canada
Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies

John Van Nostrand
The Ontario Pattern

2016-17 Action Plan

posted Sep 10, 2016, 7:07 AM by byron S.

Our association is beginning again for a new school year. We do invite potential members to join us as we work to support teachers across the province. 

April 18, 2016 Course Assessment Plan Project

posted Apr 17, 2016, 12:34 PM by byron S.   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 8:52 AM ]

Hello writers and facilitators,

1) Please enter your contact information in our Google Contact Form to receive payment.

2) Click here to access the blank template in Word that writers must use. Please maintain the current Ariel font size 14.

3) Click here to access a Google Doc version of the blank template.
    Make a copy and share with your co-writer

4) Click here to access an inquiry planning support

5) Click here to access the Sample plan for Geography CGC1D


Ministry of Education announces Pilot Project for NEW CWS Law Course CLN4C

posted Aug 27, 2013, 1:28 PM by Ian Pettigrew

As September approaches the Ministry of Education is aware that some schools may be offering the new Legal Studies, Grade 12, College Preparation course (CLN4C) in first semester.  At this time it is anticipated  that the revised curriculum policy document will be released in the fall.  Pending this release we would like to invite teachers planning to offer Legal Studies (CLN4C) in first semester to participate in a pilot project using the near-final draft  version of the course.  This pilot would require teachers to actively participate in providing feedback and suggestions related to further development of support materials for mandatory implementation of the revised  course scheduled for September 2014. 
Please contact Maureen Callan at if you would be interested in this pilot project.

Adolescent Literacy Guide Supports Student Inquiry

posted Jul 9, 2013, 7:30 AM by Ian Pettigrew

Newest Adolescent Literacy Guide "Alert" includes research-based practices to support students posing and pursuing their own questions.  Great links to thrust of revised SSHG, CWS and SSH curricula.  Click here to view "Make room for STUDENTS TO POSE AND PURSUE QUESTIONS" 

Registration Open for 2013 OJEN Summer Law Institute

posted Jul 4, 2013, 7:41 AM by Ian Pettigrew

The 2013 OJEN Summer Law Institute (August 27 & 28, 2013) will be held at Osgoode Hall (130 Queen St. West, Toronto

This two-day professional development conference for secondary school teachers provides Ontario teachers with an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussion with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning. Session topics will include civil liberties, humanitarian law, youth and the police, mental health, real estate law, a small claims court mock hearing, and the top five significant cases of the year.

The registration fee is $60, which includes all sessions and breakfast and lunch for both days. To REGISTER, click HERE. Registration and payment must be received by August 19, 2013

Highlights of changes to the REVISED (2013) Social Studies, History and Geography curriculum

posted Jun 13, 2013, 5:50 PM by Ian Pettigrew

To view a 2-page chart listing highlights of key changes and revisions to the SSHG curriculum, click here.

What's NEW or CHANGED in the REVISED (2013) Social Sciences and Humanities curriculum?

posted Jun 13, 2013, 5:40 PM by Ian Pettigrew   [ updated Jun 13, 2013, 5:40 PM ]

To view changes in course names/titles and destinations, click here

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