JTeach Academy Courses are developed by the Director of Education and Principal, Rabbi Corey Margolese. Rabbi Corey has over 15 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum development expert in both public and private education boards.
Please note that although JTeach Academy offers many different courses, enrolment will determine if a course is running or not for a given school year. If the course you choose is not running, you will be a) offered another course or b) offered a full refund of your tuition payment (including the administrative fee).
All course outlines are available from JTeach Academy upon request.
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To access the Ontario Curriculum Policy Documents for Secondary Schools, go to http://edu.gov.on.ca/eng/secondary.html.
The following courses are offered for the 2023/2024 school year.
English, Grade 11
University Preparation ENG3U
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from a variety of periods, countries, and cultures. Students will write essays for a variety of purposes and audiences. Using a variety of critical lenses, students will complete a major literary analysis and presentation as part of an independent study project. Texts and discussions explored during the course will incorporate a connection to Jewish themes, concepts and ethical codes. Students will apply key concepts to analyze media works. An important focus will be on the critical understanding of academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument, and for different purposes.
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic (ENG2D)
Holocaust Studies, Grade 11
This course examines the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the Holocaust including Jewish life and the development of antisemitism in Europe in the years preceding the Holocaust, the systemic orchestration of the Nazi plans that targeted the Jewish people for murder, the inhumane treatment of the Jewish people and others deemed undesirable by the Nazis and their collaborators, the lack of response from the allied nations, and the horrible aftermath of the trauma endured by the families of the victims and by the survivors. Students will develop and apply research skills in order to examine and create a report on the life of a Holocaust victim or survivor to honour their memory.
Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.
World Cultures, Grade 12
University/College Preparation HSC4M
This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyse cultures. Students will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. They will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyse issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.
Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies