Salutations to all. It’s just Mr. Mac here reporting from Superman’s fortress of solitude. The big guy is hanging out on the dark side of the moon and he asked me to fortress sit for a while. Well it has been quite a few weeks we have been going through and the world has changed. With that being said we will all get through this together.
This week I sent out student work that covered the following outcomes for grade 7 Social Studies. The outcomes are:
Learners will analyze the causes and outcomes of conflict and cooperation in Canada.
What causes people to be in conflict with each other?
How can conflict be non-violent?
Students were asked to research the Alton gas project and how it impacted local people as well as how students leaned about the legal process in Nova Scotia.
In Grade 8 Social Studies outcomes included:
How can we prevent conflicts from escalating to national, international or global levels?
What motivates people to cooperate?
To reach these outcomes I had students prepare a letter from the viewpoint of Prime Minister Trudeau to President Trump regarding the turning away at the border of much needed N95 masks. I also had students find and list COVID 19 hotspots throughout the world.
Last but not least, students in Citizenship 9 cover the outcomes:
How do an individual’s choices affect other individuals, groups and communities?
Analyze internal and external factors that affect personal financial capability (PCD/CT/T).
To reach the first I had students create a society based on basic economic principles and to reach the second outcome I had students start to think about what costs are associated with what they have in their own bedrooms. Everything has a price.
Well, that’s it for me.
Happy Easter and stay strong.