Course Description

ELA A30 is an exploration of Canada’s past and present through literary sources. Learners will be studying the Canadian identity and experience through news articles, short stories, poetry, novel, essays and editorials. This course is designed to challenge the idea of what it means to be Canadian and put a spotlight on the different experiences of Canada. This is an excellent course to take alongside History 30.

Units of Study

  • Canadian Perspectives – Distinct and Rich
  • Canadian Landscapes – Diverse and Dynamic

Course Materials

Obtained by Student

Audio recording equipment (a SMART phone will be sufficient)
Novel - Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson: A True Story of Love and Murder, Simmie, Lois (supplied by request only)
Novel - A Quality of Light, Richard Wagamese (supplied by request only)

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Editor (Freelance, Magazine, Newspaper)
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing
  • Librarian
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Columnist
  • Script Writer
  • Announcer or Broadcast Journalist
  • Newscaster
  • Educator


ELA 20

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


Grade 12
Summer School

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