Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend


Curriculum Connections

Grades 9-12: Arts Curriculum


  • Identify and describe the forms, elements, conventions, and techniques used in a variety of drama styles, and explain how they help achieve specific purposes and effects.
  • Use a variety of drama conventions to establish a distinctive context or role in original or adapted works.
  • Analyse drama works to determine how they communicate ideas about issues, culture and society.

Grades 9-12: English


  • Evaluate the effectiveness of texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, using evidence from the text to support their opinions.
  • Establish a distinctive voice in their writing, modifying language and tone skillfully to suit the form, audience, and purpose for writing.


  • Extend understanding of both simple and complex oral texts by making connections between the ideas in them and personal knowledge, experience, and insights; other texts; and the world around them.
  • Identify and use several different listening comprehension strategies before, during, and after listening, to understand both simple and complex oral texts.

Grades 11-12: Social Sciences and Humanities

Challenge and Change In Society

  • Explain the relationships between conformity, alienation, and social change.
  • Explain the impact of evolving roles of individuals or groups (e.g., of women in the workplace) and values (e.g., concern for the environment) on social change in Canada.
  • Explain the relationship between prejudice and discrimination, and assess the impact of both on ideas of self-worth.
  • Assess the role of stereotyping as a barrier to full participation in society.
  • Analyze patterns of hate crimes and differentiate ways in which social scientists would attempt to understand racism.

Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society

  • Analyze the impact of gender roles within families.
  • Describe the diversity in personal and family roles of individuals in various cultures and historical periods.
  • Compare various personal, societal, and cultural beliefs about individuals and the functions of families.
  • Analyze male and female roles in various societies and historical periods, taking into consideration societal norms and ideals, individuals’ perceptions of roles, and actual behaviours.

Family Diversity

  • Analyze factors influencing the transition of the family from an economic unit to a psychological unit (e.g., industrialization, feminism, employment of women).
  • Analyze the roles of children in the family and society in various cultures and historical periods, taking into consideration expectations for pace of development, rites of passage, participation in education or labour, and the nature of parent–child relationships.
  • Identify cultural, historical, and religious variations in parental roles, child rearing practices, and the role of the extended family.