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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Mount Royal celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day by engaging in learning, traditional games, Métis hand weaving and most deliciously, the eating of bannock! #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay https://t.co/VQvTyeI9bF

Grade 7s were out and about today, sketching, journaling, and enjoying our neighbourhood murals. What a fun way to engage with mentor texts! https://t.co/jA04QlqcnG

Thank you to all of the Lions who reminded us of why we Remember. Veterans Food Bank donations are welcomed until Friday, November 19. #WeAreCBE. #LestWeForget https://t.co/UkJORiC8ra

Lest we forget. Thank you @Advantage_Ford for lending us your giant Canada Flag for use in our Remembrance Day Service. https://t.co/nOVm3qRoMx