Grade 11

ELA Comprehensive

In Grade Eleven English Language Arts: Comprehensive Focus, students develop a range of literacy skills that deepen their engagement with and appreciation of a variety of texts and help them function more effectively in their private sphere and in the global community. The language uses explored in the Comprehensive Focus fall along a continuum that includes both pragmatic and aesthetic uses. Students engage with and compose texts that inform, persuade, analyze, foster understanding and empathy, reflect culture, express feelings and experience, and bring enjoyment. They explore the aesthetic properties of language used in conveying experience, and the denotative properties used in communicating information and points of view.

From: Senior 3 English Language Arts Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Senior 3 Standards

This course is designed to allow students to develop their skills in each of the six language arts.  Students will listen, read, write, view, speak and represent to the following curricular outcomes:

  • GLO 1- Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences

  • GLO 2- Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts

  • GLO 3- Manage ideas and information

  • GLO 4- Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication

  • GLO 5- Celebrate and build community  

These skills will be developed through a number of thematic units.  Each unit will include a number of works and projects that build upon the six English Language Arts and the curricular outcomes through a unifying theme. 

History of Canada

Grade 11 History of Canada focuses on citizenship as a core concept and engages students in historical inquiry and critical thinking. Guided by essential questions, students focus on the history of Canada from pre-contact times to the present. Through this process students become historically literate and better able to understand the Canada of today. (Adapted from Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth)

American History

The primary intent of the American History course is to create a greater understanding of significant historical events that shaped the United States. It is intended to put a focus and emphasis on those historical developments that have influenced the world, especially Canada. The course will help students explore and better understand the impact that American history has had on shaping American society and influencing other areas of the world. A further intent is to identify the personalities who, in a significant way, shaped American history and to examine briefly their contributions.


Grade 11 Biology is driven by specific learning outcomes arranged around the key themes of wellness and homeostasis. Working with “big ideas” such as these can stimulate student interest and allow for more in-depth inquiry. By organizing learning outcomes around themes, information will be presented in the context of real-world applications. The specific learning outcomes identified for Grade 11 Biology are organized according to six units: 

• Unit 1: Wellness and Homeostasis 

• Unit 2: Digestion and Nutrition 

• Unit 3: Transportation and Respiration 

• Unit 4: Excretion and Waste Management 

• Unit 5: Protection and Control 

• Unit 6: Wellness and Homeostatic Changes

Visual Arts

Visual Arts education develops important disciplinary and cross-curricular competencies for learning and living well together in an interconnected world.  Research indicates that well-designed visual arts education contributes to learning engagement, self-efficacy, and a wide range of positive academic, social, and emotional effects. Visual Arts education offers learners a diverse, unique, and powerful ways of perceiving and making meaning about the world through practices that include drawing, illustration, work on paper, painting, media arts, textile art .  These practices offer multiple ways for learners to engage with, connect with, and respond to their world through various approaches and in diverse visual arts education contexts.  Visual Arts education is not just about learning the language and practices of the visual arts, “it is about addressing who we are as people, embracing differences, encountering numerous cultures, interacting and collaborating with others, and inviting response”. 

Food & Nutrition

The food and nutrition area of study provides students with opportunities to explore their relationships with food in both a theoretical and practical way that can enhance one’s health and well-being. It also provides knowledge and skills that have immediate relevance to students’ lives, as well as lifelong applications personally, within families, in their communities, and on a global scale. The goal of this area of study is to shape students to become informed consumers and responsible citizens.

Grade 11 Food and Nutrition focuses on the individual within the community and Canada, including the influence regions have on our food choices and personal practices. Students will be exposed to food and production in Manitoba and examine food availability within Manitoba. Students will analyze the nutritional composition of food and reflect on their own nutritional choices. This course provides opportunities for students to apply food preparation skills in a practical setting.

Essential Math 30S 

Grade 11 Essential Mathematics 30S is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on mathematics and science related fields. Grade 11 Essential Mathematics is a one-credit course emphasizing consumer applications, problem solving, decision making, and spatial sense. Grade 11 Essential Mathematics builds on the knowledge and skills of Grade 10 Essential Mathematics and provides a foundation for the topics studied in Grade 12 Essential Mathematics. The topics covered include: Analysis of Games, Managing Money, 3-D Geometry, Relations and Patterns, Statistics, Trigonometry, Analysis of Games & Numbers, and Design Modelling.

Applied Math 30S

Applied Mathematics (30S) is intended for students considering post-secondary studies that do not require a study of theoretical calculus. It is context driven and promotes the learning of numerical and geometrical problem-solving techniques as they relate to the world around us. It builds upon the foundation knowledge and skills from Grade 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-calculus Mathematics and builds a foundation for Grade 12 Applied Mathematics. Primary goals of Applied Mathematics are to have students develop critical-thinking skills through problem solving and model real-world situations mathematically to make predictions. The topics covered will include: logic reasoning, quadratic functions, statistics, systems of inequalities, trigonometry, research project.

Pre-Calculus Math 30S

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (30S) is designed for students who intend to study calculus and related mathematics as part of post-secondary education. It builds on the topics studied in Grade 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics and provides background knowledge and skills for Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics. The course comprises a high-level study of theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving and mental mathematics. There are 8 major topics: Quadratic Equations, Radicals, Quadratic Functions, Sequences, Rationales, Trigonometry, Systems of Equations, Inequalities.

Physics 30S

Physics is the study of relationships between matter and energy in the world and the universe. This course takes an introductory look at Waves (sound and light); Mechanics (motion and forces); and Fields (gravity, electricity and magnetism). Equation solving, graphing techniques ,and algebraic skills are used to problem solve. Laboratories, handin assignments, tests and a final exam are all a part of this course’s final grade.

Retailing Perspectives 30S


Course Description: Retailing Perspectives helps students gain an understanding of retailing from both a theoretical and a practical approach. This course provides insight on the various types of retail establishments and forms of ownership. It emphasizes the retailing operations of both a physical and an online environment. Retailing Perspectives focuses on the financially sustainable strategies retailers use to appeal to consumers. This course is designed for students interested in managing or owning their own retailing establishment. It is, however, relevant to all students, since, as consumers, they experience retailing as part of their daily lives.

Grade 11 PE

The Grade 11 Physical Education/Health Education courses focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle through participation in a variety of enjoyable activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest into their future. Students will also study the components of fitness management, Mental and Emotional Health, Social Impact of Sport and Substance use and Abuse. It is the intention of Grade 11 Phys-ed to promote the discovery of activities suited to students’ individual interests and abilities, which will enable and empower students to adopt active lifestyles that persist into their futures.

Agriculture 30S

In this course, students will explore and gain an understanding of the diversity and significance of agriculture in Manitoba and the world. Students will learn basic knowledge in soil science, plant science and animal agriculture that applies to Manitoba. As well, students will study the sustainability of agriculture and how food production is evolving.

Chemistry 30S

Grade 11 Chemistry is designed to expose you to the study of the interactions between matter and energy. This course will also foster the development of content-based knowledge, decision-making, problem-solving, experimental, and independent learning skills. The overall aim of Chem 30 is to develop students' ability to relate science to their experiential life.

The content of this course is covered in 6 sections: Physical properties of Matter, Gases & the Atmosphere, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Solutions, and Organic Chemistry.

Grade 11 Accounting Essentials 30S

Accounting 30S will introduced you to the world of accounting. You will work through the steps of the accounting cycle, which include interpreting source documents, journalizing business transactions, posting to the ledger, preparing a trial balance, creating financial statements, and closing the books.

You will also learn about income tax (including how to fill out an income tax return), how to calculate wages and how to complete a payroll register to pay employees.

This course is not only those who may be interested in a career in accounting or students who may one day own their own business. The skills learned, will transfer easily to most business careers and to the general management of money in daily life.

Grade 11 French


The purpose of this course is to foster in students the ability to communicate coherently in the French 


The instructional approach that we will be using to develop these communication competencies is L’ApprocheCommunicative Expérientielle.   This approach is based on preparing students to do a task, accomplishing the task, and then reflecting on what has been learned.  As such language.  The four main skills that we will be focusing on this year are:

1- Comprehension Écrite- (Reading) 
2- Production Écrite –( Writing ) 
3- Comprehension Orale –(Listening) and Production Orale –(Speaking)


Students will be expected to participate in the skills development process and will be evaluated on their participation. Students will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the school year.  There will be no formal mid-term or final exam for the course.

Concert Band

Students perform in a traditional Concert Band setting, playing a wide range of diverse musical compositions. Students learn based on "recursive learnings", constantly building on and improving skills they already have as well as learning new material. There are opportunities to travel to Festivals throughout the year.


This course requires students to trust themselves and others in order to express and reflect on thoughts, feelings and beliefs, to take risks within a dramatic context; and to express themselves through varied forms of dramatic communication. Students will use the building blocks of drama to study events and issues related to their own lives. Students will learn and perform the following: improvisation, reader’s theatre, commercials, pantomime, choral reading, monologues and play building.


Drama is a multimodal and expressive art form. Through this art form, students will develop their skills using transformative learning opportunities that include physical, emotional, intellectual, and intuitive exercises. It is the goal of this course to promote and encourage the use of the following: language, movement, concentration, analysis, self-expression, collaboration, communication, imagination, self-confidence, responsibility and creativity.


In addition to course work, students are given the opportunity to attend live local assemblies and workshops as well as view professional productions.

Grade 11 Current Topics in the Sciences (30S)


The course examines science from a Science-Technology-Society-Environment, or issues-based perspective. This new course is designed as to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching and learning of science, and recognizes the diverse interconnectedness among the sciences as practiced today. Consequently, rather than emphasizing the principles and foundations of a particular discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry and physics), the course integrates a variety of science disciplines in order for the student to better understand a science-related issue, trend, innovation, or point of view.

The general and specific learning outcomes comprise four foundations intended to continue general-interest and literacy in science. These foundations are:

· The Nature of Science and Technology

· Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment (STSE)

· Scientific and Technological Skills and Attitudes

· Essential Concepts in Science

Engine Fundamentals & Service

Course Description: A student wanting to develop skills in the automotive service and repair industry must have the knowledge of the basic principles of the internal-combustion engine, the inner workings and relations of the engine components and how those relate to vehicle operation. The student will learn the procedures to service, repair and replace engines and their components.

Chassis Fundamentals & Service

Course Description: A student wanting to develop skills in the automotive industry must have knowledge of the basic principles of the vehicle chassis and its brake system. The student will be able to describe, diagnose and repair braking, steering, and suspension systems. The student will develop an understanding of the principles of wheel and steering alignment and be able to apply the principles to diagnose and align steering systems.

Drive Train Fundamentals & Service

Course Description: A student wanting to develop skills in the automotive industry must have knowledge of the basic principles of the drive train. The student will develop an understanding of the different drive train configurations and their components. The student will be able to diagnose and repair a variety of drive train components.


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