Course Description

Learners will explore the overarching themes of equality and diversity. As they read a variety of short stories, poems, plays, and novels, students will examine their views of justice and fairness, rights and responsibilities, and the diversity of individuals and communities. Throughout the course, they will also strengthen and build confidence in their own creative skills as they create original visual, multimedia, oral and written texts.

Learners will complete a take home final exam using the readings and activities from the course. This experience will allow the learners to showcase their work and reflect on their growth and goals.

Units of Study

  • Unit 1: Equity and Ethics
  • Unit 2: The World Around and Within Us

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


  • Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  • Night, Elie Wiesel
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne
  • Anthem, Ayn Rand
Novel: Anthem, Ayn Rand

Obtained by Student

Audio recording equipment (a SMART phone will be sufficient)
Novel for independent novel study (student choice)

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Journalist
  • Newspaper editor
  • Librarian
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Columnist
  • Script Writer
  • Announcer or Broadcast Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Newscaster
  • Counsellor
  • Educator



Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous



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