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Catholic Central High School
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Canadian and World Studies

 Department Head - Tammy Denomme     Extension - 21207     Voicemail - 35268 

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 informed citizens who value an inclusive society, students will learn the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas.

Course Offerings

Grade 9 Geography  Overview of 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

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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
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Cleopatra makes a presentation in Ancient Civilizations class (grade 11).
Mummy wrapping in Ancient Civilizations class (grade 11).
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:
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 Playing with the pigeons, Milan Cathedral Square, Milan, Italy
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 Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy
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Pizza in Milan, Italy
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Gondola ride, Venice, Italy
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Bled, Slovenia
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Mass at St. Martin's Parish, Bled, Slovenia
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Creating music on the steps, Musik Haus, Vienna, Austria
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Mr. Pireddu leading the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Musik Haus, Vienna, Austria
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Group picture, Schonbrunn Palace, Austria
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Beethoven's grave, Austria
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Mozart's birthplace, Salzburg, Austria
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Salzburg Cathedral where Mozart was baptized
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Salzbergwerk Mine Salt Mine Tour
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Dachau concentration camp, Germany
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Munich city sqare, Germany
Grade 9 Geography students tree planting at Medway Creek.  They put 230 new trees into the ground.
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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.

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CCH Debate Team at KMUN

Some CCH Debate Team members in front of Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal!

CCH Debate Team running our own MUN at the LDCSB.

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CCH Debate Team at OAKMUN, a debate run by Oakridge secondary school.

CCH Debate Team at Western’s Model United Nations Debate.



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!

CCH Geography Club has had a partnership with Port Burwell Provincial Park for over 15 years. Students come every October and May to help cleanup the beach and campsites to preserve our beautiful forests and waters. It takes a dedicated team of students to remove large debris such as car tires and this 12' tree trunk.

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2016 Port Burwell - cleaning up the beach

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Some of the Geography Club's amazing experiences include over 30 years of exploring Bruce National Park. Students of all camping levels from novice to expert have shared this adventure exploring Marr Lake, Overhang Point, the Grotto, and Flower Pot Island.
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Our Milk Bag Mat Team meets weekly to help construct these illness-preventing beds to those less fortunate around the world. Not only does this committee help others by reusing materials, their invested time goes towards their school community service hours.

The Geography Club has taken on the responsibility to help the CCH community become more aware of the issues going on around them locally, nationally, and internationally. They have teamed up with organizations such as Crusaders in Action and Me to We to help CCH make a difference.