Grade 8: English Language Arts & Social Studies

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English Language Arts

The aim of English language arts is to enable each student to understand and appreciate language, and to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction, and learning.

Students become confident and competent users of all six aspects of language arts through many opportunities to 

  • listen & speak
  • read & write
  • view & represent

Social Studies

Social studies provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens. Recognition and respect for individual and collective identity is essential in a pluralistic and democratic society. Social studies helps students develop their sense of self and community, encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive, democratic society.

Grade 8 expands on the concept of intercultural contact and continues to develop historical thinking skills through an examination of past societies in different parts of the world:

  • From Isolation to Adaptation: Japan
  • Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the Aztecs
  • Origins of a Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe

Mr. Chris Spencer

Grade 8: English Language Arts & Social Studies

STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN ACCESS UPDATES, HOMEWORK, ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES, RESOURCES & TEXTBOOK INFORMATION THROUGH THIS LINK: D2L

English Language Arts

The aim of English language arts is to enable each student to understand and appreciate language, and to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction, and learning.

Students become confident and competent users of all six aspects of language arts through many opportunities to 

  • listen & speak
  • read & write
  • view & represent

Social Studies

Social studies provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens. Recognition and respect for individual and collective identity is essential in a pluralistic and democratic society. Social studies helps students develop their sense of self and community, encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive, democratic society.

Grade 8 expands on the concept of intercultural contact and continues to develop historical thinking skills through an examination of past societies in different parts of the world:

  • From Isolation to Adaptation: Japan
  • Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the Aztecs
  • Origins of a Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe

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Mount Royal Remembers . All are welcome to our service on Friday at 11:00am as our actors, singers, poets, artists and musicians come together to honour our heroes. Lest we forget! #lionpride https://t.co/ThzgQMR88L