Mr. Chris Spencer

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

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RT @JoannePitman5: The somber and thoughtful reflections of students and staff in honouring Remembrance Day over the past few days serves to remind all. Lest we forget. (Art by @MtRSchool) https://t.co/zy84OM1dWE

RT @yyCBEdu: CBE schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in commemoration of Remembrance Day. Flags at our schools and facilities will also be at half-mast starting end of day Tuesday. #WeAreCBE #LestWeForget (art from Mount Royal School @MtRSchool) https://t.co/SH9nZgKgB4

A Remembrance Day mural done by our grade 9 art students https://t.co/Nairnx6UQy

We are so incredibly proud of all of our students and staff who have worked to pay tribute to our soldiers and veterans. Tomorrow we will celebrate with a video service. Remember to bring poppy donations and items for the veterans food bank. #LionPride https://t.co/vNi3qk8pGQ

Congrats to all of the teams that participated in our 1st ever Lion’s Olympics! https://t.co/FV07XzNBBH