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Morden Collegiate Institute
Libertas per veritatem - Freedom through knowledge
Core Subjects

In grade 9, students will be registered in the following core subject courses:

English Language Arts

Mathematics

Physical Education/Education physique et Education a la santé

Science /Sciences de la nature

Social Studies/Sciences Humaines

French Language Arts (for students achieving the Senior Years French Immersion Program Diploma)

English Language Arts

1 credit course

English Streams.pdf

Prerequisite: None

The aim of this foundational course is to enhance, strengthen, and extend language proficiency, enabling students to become competent practitioners in all six strands of Language Arts (reading, writing, representing, speaking, listening, and viewing.)  This course will offer students a broad range of language experiences using a variety of language forms for personal, social, and academic needs. A major emphasis on inquiry and critical thinking will be used to foster reflective learners.  Students will engage in a variety of units which include short stories and short story writing, poetry, personal and formal essay writing, Shakespearean comedy, novel studies (group and independent), and various projects.  This course includes a Final Process Exam.

Mathematics

1 credit course

Math Streams.pdf

Prerequisite: None

Mathematics 10F is a foundation course designed to prepare students for more than one possible math pathway in Grades 10 to 12.  All Grade 9 students take this course.  The activities in this course are based on a problem-solving approach to learning.  

The topics dealt with in this course include a discussion of rational numbers, statistics, exponents, linear relations, circle geometry, polynomials and symmetry.   This course prepares students for both Introduction to Pre-Calculus and Applied Math 20S and for Essential Math 20S in Grade 10.

Students will need a scientific calculator for this course.

Physical Education/Education physique et Education a la santé

1 credit course

Prerequisite: none

This course focuses on 5 main areas.

  1. Movement
    Students will experience a variety of individual and team activities to gain knowledge of and competency in a variety of movement skills.
  2. Fitness Management
    Students will participate in fitness testing two times and learn how to develop lifelong fitness goals and habits.
  3. Safety
    Students will demonstrate safe and responsible behaviors to manage risk and prevent injuries.
  4. Personal and Social Management
    Students will learn how to apply the decision-making process in a healthy manner and learn to build positive relationships with others.
  5. Healthy Lifestyle Practices
    The topics of personal well-being, drugs and alcohol, relationships and family life will be covered.

    Students will be required to have proper gym attire. They will be evaluated on movement, fitness management, safety, personal and social management, and healthy lifestyle practices.

    Students should be prepared to pay a nominal fee for activities requiring community space. (ie bowling - $2.00 per day, curling - $2.00 per day and golf - range balls).

Science /Sciences de la nature

1 credit course

Science Streams.pdf

Science - Prerequisite: None

Sciences de la nature - Prerequisite: French Immersion Grade 8 or permission from the instructor.

This course provides an introduction to the following clusters in science.

1)    Atoms and Elements (Chemistry)

The Atoms and Elements cluster builds on the particle theory of matter. The historical development of the atomic model is examined and used to describe the conception of the periodic table. At the core of the unit is the investigation of the properties of elements and compounds.

2)    Reproduction (Biology)

The Reproduction cluster explores the biological mechanisms of asexual and sexual reproduction. These reproductive methods are compared and contrasted in terms of their contributions to an organism's propagation and an ecosystem's diversity. As well, the major stages of human development from conception to birth are examined. Finally, the reproductive unit introduces genetics and inheritance.

3)    The Nature of Electricity (Physics)

The Nature of Electricity cluster explores the development of the particle model of electricity. Through this model we will explore electrostatics and current electricity.

4)    Exploring the Universe

The Exploring the Universe cluster is completed as an independent study. You will be given two packages to examine the historical development of our understanding of the Universe and the motion of visible celestial objects.

 

Social Studies/Sciences Humaines

1 credit course

Prerequisite: French Immersion Grade 8 or permission from the instructor  

This course is intended to help students gain a greater understanding of the society in which they live, their roles within that society, and the role of Canada within the world today.  The themes that will be explored are geography, natural resources, the nourishing earth, industry and commerce and urban spaces.  There is also an ongoing emphasis on citizenship skills and an individual's responsibility in a global context.

Evaluation of this course will include a variety of methods; short quizzes, projects, assignments, oral presentations and a final exam.

 

 

French Language Arts

1 credit course

Prerequisite:  French Immersion Grade 8 or permission from the instructor.

This course introduces the use of French for artistic, personal, and technical purposes using a variety of texts.  The course will examine the elements of the short story, poems, essays, novel study, persuasive speeches, media, current events and improvisation.

Evaluation of this course will include a variety of methods; short quizzes, projects, assignments, oral presentations and a final project.