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)


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.

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