In Social Studies students explore big questions related to citizenship and Identity. Students explore who they are in relation to others in their local, national and global communities.

At each grade level, students explore topics related to: Time, Continuity and Change; Power, Authority and Decision-Making; The Land: Places and People; Global connections; Economics and resources; and Culture and Community.

Learners inquire into issues and consider them from multiple perspectives. Teachers design learning opportunities so that students develop an appreciation of the communities in which they live today, and an awareness of how our past informs our decisions for the future.

March/April 2018

Grade 6

The Grade 6 students are discussing and investigating the roles of the three levels of government in Canada. Our current focus is local and municipal government.

Grade 7

In Grade 7, students continue to explore Canadian history by examining how political, economic and military events contributed to the foundations of Canada. They have been engaged in different activities, from skits, and building forts, to writing news articles from the French/British perspectives.

Grade 8 

Our Grade 8 classes are just finishing up our study of Renaissance Europe with examining the Age of Exploration and how the European worldview fostered an expansionist attitude, which led to imperialism. All the Grade 8 classes will be heading towards examining the Aztec society, their worldview and the impact that the intercultural contact between the Aztec and the Spanish had on both.

Grade 9

Social Studies 9 classes are completing our Collective Rights Unit. Students have been involved in the study of historic and modern topics concerning Aboriginal, Francophone, and Anglophone issues. This research project cumulated in the creation of brochures and slideshows. They recently completed an extensive Timeline project, where students placed significant events and legislation, relating to Canada's relationship with Indigenous people, according to their implication in the affirmation of Aboriginal Collective Rights. Next, we will be studying Canadian Immigration, its policies, underlying reasons, and effects. Students will specifically be engaged in a project that uses gamification to examine these larger concepts, through the development of an immigrant story, and connection to the point system.

Social Studies

In Social Studies students explore big questions related to citizenship and Identity. Students explore who they are in relation to others in their local, national and global communities.

At each grade level, students explore topics related to: Time, Continuity and Change; Power, Authority and Decision-Making; The Land: Places and People; Global connections; Economics and resources; and Culture and Community.

Learners inquire into issues and consider them from multiple perspectives. Teachers design learning opportunities so that students develop an appreciation of the communities in which they live today, and an awareness of how our past informs our decisions for the future.

March/April 2018

Grade 6

The Grade 6 students are discussing and investigating the roles of the three levels of government in Canada. Our current focus is local and municipal government.

Grade 7

In Grade 7, students continue to explore Canadian history by examining how political, economic and military events contributed to the foundations of Canada. They have been engaged in different activities, from skits, and building forts, to writing news articles from the French/British perspectives.

Grade 8 

Our Grade 8 classes are just finishing up our study of Renaissance Europe with examining the Age of Exploration and how the European worldview fostered an expansionist attitude, which led to imperialism. All the Grade 8 classes will be heading towards examining the Aztec society, their worldview and the impact that the intercultural contact between the Aztec and the Spanish had on both.

Grade 9

Social Studies 9 classes are completing our Collective Rights Unit. Students have been involved in the study of historic and modern topics concerning Aboriginal, Francophone, and Anglophone issues. This research project cumulated in the creation of brochures and slideshows. They recently completed an extensive Timeline project, where students placed significant events and legislation, relating to Canada's relationship with Indigenous people, according to their implication in the affirmation of Aboriginal Collective Rights. Next, we will be studying Canadian Immigration, its policies, underlying reasons, and effects. Students will specifically be engaged in a project that uses gamification to examine these larger concepts, through the development of an immigrant story, and connection to the point system.

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