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CLU 3M • Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.
Prerequisite: CHC 2D or CHC 2P

CLU 3E • Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
This course gives students practical information about legal issues that directly affect their lives.Students will examine the need for laws in society, the roots of Canada’s legal system, the rights and freedoms that people in Canada enjoy, and the basic elements of criminal law and dispute resolution. Through experiences such as mock trials, debates, and case studies, students will apply inquiry and communication skills to develop and express opinions on legal topics of interest to them.
Prerequisite: CHC 2D, CHC 2P or CHC 2L

CLN 4U • Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Prep aration
This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

CLN 4U/PAF 4O• Canadian and International Law, Grade 12,
University Preparation, (Part of 2 credit Law & Security package)

This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways. This course is paired with PAF 40.This two credit course is aimed at those who may be interested in pursuing careers in the law and security field.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

CIE 3M Economics University/College Preparation
This course examines the changing Canadian economy and helps students develop an understanding of their own role as economic agents. Students will apply economic models and concepts to assess the roles of the various stakeholders in the Canadian economy and analyse the interactions among them. Students will consider the economic behaviour of the individual as consumer, contributor, and citizen in a mixed economy and will apply economic inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to make and defend informed economic decisions.

Philosophy at Bayside

The Philosophy Course

The philosophy course at Bayside combines innovative projects with a solid academic foundation for students wishing to pursue studies in history, ethics, law, the arts, politics or the social sciences.   Here is an overview of subjects, discussion topics and assignments in our Philosophy classroom:

Ethics - why don't we always tell the truth?
Metaphysics - does God exist?  do we share a common reality? what is existence?
Epistemology - how do we learn? is knowledge ever certain?
Aesthetics - what makes art, "art"?  what is beautiful? what is the purpose of art?
Logic - how do we make our assumptions valid? how do we argue a side we don't necessarily agree with?
Socio-Political - who makes the best leader? how should we be governed?

Here are a few magazine assignments submitted by former students:


Søren Kierkegaard John Locke  
Noam Chomsky

Guidance Information

Guidance Department Overview

The Guidance and Career education program is a vital part of Bayside’s total program and involves the efforts of all staff members. The primary Guidance and Career Education policy for students in Grades 1 to 12 is “Choices Into Action”. It is a comprehensive program highlighting three areas of learning: student, interpersonal, and career development. Its basic objective is for students to learn to make informed and appropriate choices to ensure their successful transition from elementary to secondary school and from secondary school to further education, training and the workplace. Through our program, students are given opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that they need in order to:
· Live and work cooperatively and productively
· Set goals and monitor progress
· Carry out their social responsibilities
 
The program is delivered through a variety of means including:
· Classroom instruction
· Orientation and exit programs
· Development of a path to graduation using web applications
· Career exploration activities
· Individual and short term counseling
 
 At Bayside, the Guidance Office supports this policy by providing students, parents, guardians, and educators with basic information about resources that may be of assistance in these transitions. We have a Child and Youth Counsellor available to meet the social and emotional needs of our students. We also have other community members who support our services. We hope you find the web links we’ve provided helpful. Please call the Guidance Office if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.
 
Post-Secondary Links:
www.ontariocolleges.ca
www.ouac.on.ca
www.careercruising.com
www.mazemaster.on.ca
www.jobfutures.ca
www.monster.ca
www.osca.ca 
 
Tutoring Help Sites:
www.ilc.org/aat/index.php
www.cramster.com
www.findatutor.ca 

Families seeking homework help and a safe place to work are welcome to join the Belleville Public Library Homework Club Tuesdays from 4pm to 7pm. Call 613-968-6731 ext 2237 for more information. Computers are provided.
 
Personal Support Sites:
http://kidshelp.sympatico.ca
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/index.html
http://cmha.ca/youreducation
www.osca.ca
www.careeredge.on.ca
www.hpechu.on.ca 
 
Personality and Careers Tests:
www.careercruising.com
www.keirsey.com
www.schoolfinder.com/careers/3step1.asp
www.jvis.com
www.jobmatics.com
www.myblueprint.ca 
 

Who We Are:
Jackie Powell, Guidance Head and Advanced Placement Coordinator ext. 2184
Michelle Reinhardus, Guidance and Peer Helping Teacher ext. 2178
Jamie Mastorakos, Guidance Teacher ext. 2125
 Sharon Smit, Guidance Office Assistant ext. 2118
 Colleen Schnaithmann, Child and Youth Counsellor ext. 2113

Literacy Help

 

Literacy Diagnostic

The following is a list of resources provided to help you prepare for the Literacy test. These resources have been compiled as a school from the Education Quality and Accountibility Office (EQAO) and other literacy sources. Please access and review them, and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Support Materials:

http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/14/OSSLT_GettingReadyGuide_2014.pdf

This EQAO guide contains tips and information to help you prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
EQAO Key Words and Phrases Document
This EQAO document outlines key words and phrases that students need to understand in order to ensure their responses are written as required.
This document provides students with a list of reading strategies that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.

Tips For Writing On The Literacy Test

This document provides students with a list of writing strategies that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.

Strategies For Answering Multiple Choice Questions

This document provides students with strategies when answering Multiple Choice Questions that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.

Strategies For Writing Short Answer Responses
This document provides students with strategies to help guide them in preparing quality Short Answer Responses when writing the Literacy Test.
Strategies For Writing A News Report
This document provides students with strategies to help guide them in preparing quality News Reports when writing the Literacy Test.
Strategies For Writing A Supported Opinion

This document provides students with strategies to help guide them in preparing quality Supported Opinion Responses when writing the Literacy Test.

Student Exemplars:

Student Performance Exemplars From Past OSSLT's - Attached are examples of student work assessed by EQAO.

http://www.eqao.com/Students/Secondary/10/Characteristics.aspx?Lang=E&gr=10

Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Performance on the OSSLT

http://www.eqao.com/pdf_e/14/OSSLT_PlanningPreparationGuide_2014.pdf

Preparation guide