Myth busting Science (2019) 25 encourages students to explore the nature of science through practical inquiry and problem-solving. Students examine the history of science as a methodology that challenges cultural and contemporary myths. Myths, defined as traditional views, fables, legends or stories, help people make sense of the world. This explanatory function accounts for their development, spread and persistence. Myths can, however, be pernicious when fact and fiction blur, serving to feed misconceptions and even block full understanding.
This course begins with an introduction to the nature of both mythological and scientific thinking by taking a critical look at thought-provoking research. Other topics of discussion include ethical (versus unethical!) research methods, and how the media influences public perceptions of science. Students will also be supported in designing and implementing their own research project. Student access to electronic, digital and/or print resources is necessary for the delivery of this course, and research project development.
Prerequisites: Science 10 or Science 14.
- Next Step Teacher: Kim Movold
The objective of International Politics 30 is to give the student an understanding of the development and importance of international relations. This understanding is brought about by examining such concepts as balance of power, dynastic marriages, territorial rivalry, ideological rivalry, international peace forums and international economic relations.
Description: The High School Yoga course offers students the opportunity to study yoga as a subject in its own right. It is designed to introduce students, safely, to the basic postures (asanas), breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga.
This course will cover the outcomes of Anthropology, World Geography 30, Western World History 30, International Politics 30 and World Relgions 30.
Students will explore the complex webs of human interaction from the dawn of human development through a variety of texts before developing their own discovery based learning hypotheses which they will test through rigourous gameplay on a variety of world builder videogames including Civilization V.
- Next Step Teacher: Joelle Tymchuk