Understanding Canadian Law, University/ College Preparation (CLU3M)
The Ontario Curriculum Grades 11 and 12 Canada and World Studies (2015) – Curricular Links to the Holodomor and Ukraine
Curriculum Expectations Where the Holodomor, Canada’s First Internment Operations or Topics Based on Ukraine May Apply
|Unit||Overall Expectation||Specific Expectation||Explanation|
|A. The Inquiry Process and Skill Development in Legal Studies||A1. The Inquiry Process in Legal Studies: Use the legal studies inquiry process and the concepts of legal thinking, when investigating law and legal issues in Canada.||A1.5: Use the concepts of legal thinking when analyzing, evaluating evidence about and formulating conclusions and/ or judgments regarding legal issues.||Sample question: “From a legal perspective, should the actions of the leaders of the Soviet Union be condemned today in an international court of law for having created the Holodomor in Ukraine?|
|A. The Inquiry Process and Skill Development in Legal Studies||A2. Developing Transferable Skills: Apply in everyday contexts skills developed through the study of law, and identify careers in which a background in law might be an asset.||A2.3: Use the concept of legal thinking when analyzing current events related to legal issues in order to enhance their understanding of these events and their role as informed citizens.||Sample question: “Using the concept of legal thinking analyze the current Ukraine-Russia conflict. Consider concepts and information such as the Budapest Memorandum, sovereignty of a nation, constitutional and democratic values.”|
|C. Rights and Responsibilities||C1. Human Rights: Explain the legal significance of the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms (the Charter), and the Canadian Human Rights Act.||C1.2: Describe historical and contemporary barriers to the equal enjoyment of human rights in Canada.||During World War I, members of Ukrainian community in Canada were interned as a part of Canada’s First Internment Operations. They were labelled ‘enemy aliens’ and sent to labour camps. The consequences of these actions may be felt by Canadians of Ukrainian origin to this day.
Sample question: “Was the internment of Ukrainians and other nationalities during WWI a denial of their basic human rights?”
|C. Rights and Responsibilities||C3. Protecting Right and Freedoms: Analyse the relationship between the formal, legal recognition of rights and freedoms in Canada and how those right are interpreted and protected in practice.||C3.1: Explain the significance for human rights in Canada of historical and contemporary laws and judicial and other inquiries/ commissions.||During World War I, members of Ukrainian community in Canada were interned as a part of Canada’s First Internment Operations. They were labelled ‘enemy aliens’ and sent to labour camps. The consequences of these actions may be felt by Canadians of Ukrainian origin to this day.
Sample question: “How did the War Measures Act during WWI deny Ukrainian and other nationalities of their basic human rights in Canada?”