Canadian and World Studies

The Canadian and World Studies Department is a vibrant department at the heart of Catholic Central High school. Students' first taste of Canadian and World Studies is in Grade 9 Geography, which will be one of the best experiences that they will ever have at Catholic Central. In Grade 10, students will continue their positive experience with a fascinating exploration of Canadian History and with a fun and informative half course of Civics.  In their senior years, students can opt for Law, Politics, Economics, Geography, and History—all courses that are consistently packed with students who have heard word from older siblings or senior students that senior Social Science is a fantastic option for grade 11 and 12 at CCH.  Come visit the Canadian and World Studies Department anytime in classrooms 205-210.

The Vision for Canadian and World Studies

The Canadian and World Studies programs will enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong.  As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informedcitizens who value an inclusive society, students will learn the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas.

Course Offerings

Grade 9 Geography

Grade 10 Canadian History

Grade 11 American History

Grade 11 Ancient Civilizations

Grade 11 Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)

Grade 11 Geography – Travel and Tourism

Grade 11 Law

Grade 12 Economics

Grade 12 Geography—Environment & Resource Management

Grade 12 Geography—World Issues

Grade 12 History—The West and the World

Grade 12 History—Classical Studies

Grade 12 Law

Grade 12 Politics

Grade 11 Canadian and World Studies Courses Chart Grade 12 Canadian and World Studies Courses Chart
ELP students cleaning up discarded bottles at Pelee Island.
We travel a lot in CWS…here is a group picture at a WW2 gravesite in France from our March Break
trip to the Battlefields of WW1 and WW2
Europe Trip March 8 - 17, 2017

A group of 35 CCH students and 4 chaperones visited Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Germany during March Break, 2017. It was an amazing trip. CCH students were wonderful. The guides from Ellison Travel, who were both retired teachers, said that the students were so great that it made them feel like coming out of retirement to teach again! Below are some pictures of our sites:
Grade 9 Geography students tree planting at Medway Creek. They put 230 new trees into the ground.
Industry Presentations from the CGC1D Class
Canadian and World Studies Clubs and Teams
Model United Nations
CCH's Debate Team meets weekly to prepare for debate excursions. Every year we debate at SSUNS in November in Montreal the largest high school Model UN debate in Canada. We also attend King's Model UN at Western University every May As well, we participate in local debates whenever they crop up. Email Mrs. Denomme at if you want to become part of this exciting club.
CCH Geography Club
Students from all corners of CCH flock to one of the school's largest and longest running organizations, the CCH Geography Club. The group meets every other week to prepare and plan awareness and fundraiser campaigns, school recycling, milk bag mats, environmental volunteerism, and amazing field trip experiences around London and Ontario. Come and see Mrs. Staples or email her at to found out how you can get involved!