Well May is almost over and so is the school year. June will bring an end to the school year but the beginning of something new and exciting for next school year and that is High School. Citizenship 9 students will be completing a unit on civic volunteerism as well as learning about the political parties in Canada. Students in Grade 8 Social Studies will be learning about the United Nations and how that organization helps with getting countries to work together through talking. Students in Grade 7 Social Studies will be learning about WW2 causes and effect. Last but not least students in Grade 7 Heath will be learning about gaming addiction.
Have a safe and happy summer.
Well April is over and now it is May. Let s say hello to those nice sunny days in May and wash away those winter blues. April was a very productive month in both Social Studies 7 and 8 classes. Students have been working on their Rights of Spring project. The project revolves around the Shubenacadie River and its surrounding area. The project was broken into six modules and includes mapping, wildlife and eco systems, language, research, and lastly bridging over to a land based activity and fish count at the Shubenacadie River. Grade 9 Citizenship students are currently learning about finance and how it ties in with being a good member of society. Last but not least, Grade 7 Heath students have been exploring healthy eating as well as learning about the food eaten by their ancestors.
Well that’s it for me! Cheers! Mr. Mac
April showers bring Mayflowers. Wow, hard to believe another month has come and gone, and now we are about to get April on its way. Students in grade 7 and 8 Social Studies have been working on a project where they are creating a new country. Once finished, they will convince me why their country is the best. However, no country will be better than the other. Students in grade 9 Citizenship are learning about genocide. They are working on an assignment comparing modern day genocide to genocide of the native people in North America. Students in grade 7 Health are looking at drugs and how they affect the brain, plus other addictions such as gambling and video games.
outdoors learning, a field trip and a famous guest speaker. With all of this going
on students have also had their regular work to do. In grade 7 Health students
have been mapping the brain and getting ready to use what they found to
connect to what part of the brain drugs affect. Grade 7 and 8 Social Studies
students have been learning about colonization from first contact to The War of
1812 and next they will be learning how all these events lead to the beginning of
Canada’s shameful acts towards its First People. Grade 9 Citizen students have
learned about old money, new money and no money. Society turning its back on
the most vulnerable people both domestically as well as on the world stage.
Well that’s it for me.
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