Virtual High School is excited to announce the launch of a new version of HHS4C, Families in Canada, Grade 12, College Preparation. This course focuses on understanding individual development from adolescence to adulthood, relationships in the family, the development of intimate relationships, and parenting and child rearing.

  • The introductory unit focuses on the history, evolution, and different types of the family. Students research and complete a family tree for their own family.
  • In the next unit, various approaches and theoretical frameworks are outlined for studying the family. Students then research different methods they will use to complete their final essay. 
  • In the third unit, students study six theories of individual development and discover the importance of the years between adolescence and adulthood in setting the stage for continued healthy development.
  • Students learn theories of attraction and mate selection in the fourth unit when they examine the influence of social norms on intimate relationships. Issues such as teen pregnancy, divorce, and abuse in intimate relationships are discussed in detail.
  • In the final unit, students focus on parenting, care giving, and the use of technology in reproduction. Finally, students predict what a family in 2100 will look like.
Screenshots from the HHS4C course.

Students who enjoy this course may be inspired to explore careers and studies in areas such as social services, childcare, elderly and home care, counselling, and law enforcement. 

Students who have successfully completed any university, college, or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies are eligible to enroll in this course.