CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES
This department covers three topic areas here at WDHS: civics, geography and history. Within these three areas students have to opportunity to look further into our past, how our government is set up, and how different geographic locations offer unique opportunities to its visitors and its local populations. These courses are interest forming “stepping stones” to show students career areas, such as teaching, law, law enforcement, museum curators, conservation officers, geologists, military personnel, librarians, civil engineers, journalists, town planners, and many other fields!
Students taking courses in the Humanities or Social Science areas, are exposed to a variety of different topics, designed to help them better understand how our society has developed to its current state. They have the opportunity to exercise and refine their critical thinking skills as they learn to question ideas of the past, and movements of the future. These classes cover topics that discuss how our society once functioned, the challenges of our current world, how and why people think and act the way they do, and finally, how we can better prepare the citizens of the future.