Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of June 11 to 15

The Grade 7 Social Studies Final Exam is two weeks from today.  Students received their study guide for the exam, today.  Their duotangs from earlier in the year were also handed back.  Students should be studying small "chunks" of material every day during the two weeks.  

When studying for this test, do not focus on memorization of details and concepts--focus on UNDERSTANDING the key concepts, Pre-Confederation History events, Post-Confederation History events, and their effects on the development of the nation of Canada and the people.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of June 4 to 8

On Friday, June 8th, the Current Events (21-40 duotangs) are due.  Students had time in class to complete the work, however, they should review their work.  The following assignments must be completed:
  • Doctors Refuse Pay Increase
  • Kids Around the World - Myanmar
  • A Brief History of Hawking
  • Autism in Canada
  • How Your Phone Could Save Your Life
  • New Prime Minister Promises Reform
  • The Trans Mountain Pipeline
  • Moving Towards Peace
  • Kids Around the World - Argentina
  • What's the Deal with the Iran Nuclear Deal?
  • B.C. Grapples with Flooding
I encourage parents to work on these Current Events booklets with their child throughout the year:
  • have discussions with your child and assist them in broadening their answers to the questions
  • check your child's work for spelling mistakes, and have your child correct them
  • check your child's work for proper punctuation
  • make sure that your child has used capital letters at the beginning of all sentences, as well as with the names of specific places and people
This contribution can help your child to recognize where he or she is making common mistakes.  By correcting those mistakes, he/she can hand in the best possible work which will help to achieve a better grade in Social Studies.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of May 28 to June 1

This week, we are completing our eleventh chapter from the textbook.  Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Wednesday, June 6th.  

We will not be having a test for this chapter, however, students should still know the following at the end of the chapter:

Vocabulary:
  • Bias
  • Emigrant
  • False Advertising
  • Immigrant
  • Internal Migrant
  • Perspective
  • Pluralistic Society
  • Pull Factor
  • Push Factor
  • Stereotype
Also, know the following events, concepts or places:
  • In the early 1900’s, which places did the Canadian government target to recruit new citizens?
  • In the early 1900’s, what was the largest ethnic group found in western Canada?
  • In the early 1900’s, what were the main crops grown on the Canadian prairies?
  • In the early 1900’s, which was the largest ethnic group found in western Canada?
  • What were the main reasons that the Hutterites moved from the United States, into Canada, during the first World War?
  • Which French Canadian Prime Minister wanted farmers and immigrants to start farms in the west?
  • Which strategies did the Canadian government use to attract new people to Canada?
  • Why did the Prime Minister (in the early 1900’s) feel that Canada needed more people to make the country grow and prosper?
  • Why did the Prime Minister (in the early 1900’s) feel that immigration would help Canada to have a strong economy?
  • Who was Thomas Barnardo, and what did he do?
Know the following people:

  • Who was George Lloyd, and what did he do?
  • Who was Isaac Barr, and what did he do?
  • Who was Thomas Barnardo, and what did he do?

Monday, 14 May 2018

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of May 14 to 18

This week, we are completing our tenth chapter from the textbook.  Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Tuesday, May 22nd.  

On Tuesday, May 22nd.  , we will have our Chapter 10 Test about Expanding Confederation.  The following items will be tested:

Vocabulary:
  • Absentee Landlords (& which colony wanted to get rid of them)
  • American Takeover (& which colony feared it)
  • Assimilation of the First Nations
  • Cariboo Road
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Great Depression (& which colony almost went bankrupt during this time)
  • Private School
  • Public School
  • Reserves – First Nations
  • Residential Schools – First Nations
  • Separate School
Also, know the following people, events, concepts or places:
  • The first four provinces to join Confederation were:
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Ontario
    • Quebec
  • why Edmonton was chosen as the capital city of Alberta
For the provinces of British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland-Labrador, and Nunavat—know the following:
  •  What was the date that each one joined Confederation?
  • The economy that supported most of the people in the province at the time it joined Confederation

Track Meet - Tomorrow!

This is a reminder that our annual Track Meet is tomorrow, May 15th.  It is not an optional day for students, as participation in multiple events contributes to their physical education grade.

Students need to remember the following:

  • wear APPROPRIATE footwear (socks & runners)
  • dress is comfortable layers, appropriate for track and field events.  The weather often changes throughout the day--you don't want to be too cold, or too hot
  • bring water and snacks in your backpack
  • bring money to purchase lunch at the concession, or pack a lunch to eat
  • bring mosquito spray, sunscreen, and a hat
It is always a fun day, surrounded by friends.  Don't worry about your athletic skills--try your best and just have a great attitude about a day "outside" of the regular classroom.

I'm looking forward to it!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Grade 7 Homeroom - Week of April 30

This Wednesday will be Hat's On! for Mental Health Day. 

On May 2, 2018, Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. 
Our school will relax our hat rules and encourage students and teachers to build understanding by wearing hats to school. 

We will also have the Parent Association BBQ at lunchtime this day to support Mental Health Awareness.  
They will be selling hot dogs, chips, and water bottles.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of April 23 to 27


This week, we are completing our eighth chapter from the textbook.  Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Monday, April 30th.  Also, the “Louis Riel Flipcard” is due at the same time.

On Monday, April 30th, we will have our Chapter 8 Test about The Metis.  The following items will be tested:

Vocabulary:
  • Assimilation
  • Battle of seven Oaks
  • Core values
  • Culture
  • Demographics
  • Identity
  • Michif
  • Opinion
  • Pardon
  • Pemmican Proclamation
  • Provisional Government
  • Red River Cart
  • Scrip
  • Stereotype
  • Treason
  • York Boat
Also, know the following people, events, concepts or places:
  • Location of the Assiniboine River & the Red River
  • How did Lord Selkirk (from Scotland) create a major problem by purchasing a large piece of land from the Hudson’s Bay Company around the Red River?
  • How did the government trigger the Red River Resistance in 1869?
  • Soldiers were sent to keep peace in the new province of Manitoba.  What did they actually do—even though it was not what the government sent them to do?
  • What was Rupert’s Land?
  • What was the economy of the Metis?
  • What were the mains reasons why the Selkirk colonists left the Red River area?
  • Who was Gabriel Dumont?
  • Who was the president of the Metis provisional government?  And what was the Bill of Rights that they created?
  • Who was Thomas Scott?