Grade 7: Hurricane Fiona/Ian Weather Report (Due: Wednesday 10/25)

The Grade 7 Social Studies class is preparing for their first mission as journalists! Our journalists are currently researching one of two hurricanes and preparing a newspaper report.

Here is your next mission for our news website.

You will make your way to one of these two locations: 

  1. Channel Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland (Hurricane Fiona)
  2. Fort Myers, Florida (Hurricane Ian)

Hurricane Fiona shaping up to be 'potentially severe event' for Atlantic  Canada | Globalnews.ca

As a journalist, you will write an account that describes the impact and devastation of one of these recent natural disasters. This account will focus on the varying elements of geographic perspective that we have discussed in class.  

You will write an informative article (damage, length, affected area, affected population) on this specific hurricane and the path that it took along the way. Use all of the resources that are available to you, such as the Internet, newspapers, and television broadcasts.

Important Dates: 

  • Assigned-Monday 10/5
  • Check-In #1-Wednesday 10/12
  • Graphic organizer complete- Wednesday 10/19
  • Check-In #2-Thursday 10/20
  • Final Report Due-Wednesday 10/25

Important Links:

Hurricane Fiona/Ian Assignment 

Hurricane Report Graphic Organizer

Grade 8: Human Population Webquest (Due: Thursday 10/13)

This past week we have discussed various patterns and trends related to populations around the world. We examined the importance of life expectancy rates along with the difference between developed nations and developing nations. Students are now completing a Human Population Webquest. This webquest focuses on exploring how human populations have changed throughout our global history.

Click here to access the Human Population Webquest Assignment!

Take a look at some of the graphics we discussed in class:

Life Expectancy at Birth · CIHILife Expectancy at Birth · CIHI

7 countries hold half of world's population as it nears 8 billion in 2022 |  Pew Research Center

 

Grades 6-8: Truth and Reconciliation

Today our class will be discussing and analyzing a variety of resources related to the importance of Truth and Reconciliation. Students will listen to survivor testimonies and review the 94 Calls to Action that were created by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We will discuss the importance of both remembering and changing rather than simply forgiving and forgetting. Students will reflect upon our lessons by creating a blog post that demonstrates their own learning.

Click here to access our slideshow: Truth and Reconciliation Week

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Grade 6: Canada A Diverse Nation (Due: Monday 10/3)

Last week we watched the film IMAX Over Canada. This documentary showcased the vast amount of nature and diversity that Canada has to offer. Diversity is defined by Merriam- Webster as the condition of being composed of different elements or qualities.

Students are being asked to use the observations they recorded as they watched the film to expand upon the question: What makes Canada a diverse nation? 

Check out these sentence starters to help you get started:

    • How are the provinces different from each other?
      • What natural features are present in certain provinces but not in others?
      • How is the climate different?
      • Explain the difference in economic opportunities
      • What languages are spoken?
      • Where are they located?
        • What are the major cities/landmarks?

The assignment directions and the example can be found here: Canada a Diverse Nation

Grade 6: Social Studies Slideshow

This week we began our first unit in Grade 6 Social Studies. Our first unit will involve the analysis of differing Canadian identities. Students will explore the diverse cultures, landscapes, and symbols of the various provinces and territories. Furthermore, students will uncover the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation.

The following slideshow will be used to access our daily notes and do nows:

Washerstein Grade 6 Social Studies Slideshow

This is a live document that will be updated regularly!

Grade 8: Geography Slideshow

This week our class will begin our first geography unit. We examined a case study that focused on the Ebola Epidemic. Our class has discussed the importance of studying geography along with the various components of the geographic inquiry process. We will spend time analyzing population patterns and growth around the world.

The following slideshow will be used to access our daily notes and do nows:

Washerstein Grade 8 Geography Slideshow

This is a live document that will be updated regularly!

Grade 7: Geography Slideshow

This week our class will begin our first geography unit. We examined a case study that focused on the infringement of indigenous rights in Brazil. Our class has discussed the importance of studying geography along with the various components of the geographic inquiry process.

The following slideshow will be used to access our daily notes and do nows:

Washerstein Grade 7 Geography Slideshow

This is a live document that will be updated regularly!

Grade 8 Social Studies (Eng.) Quiz

Mrs.Bertrend’s English Social Studies Class

On Thursday, October 28th we will be having a quiz on Lessons 6-8. Below you will find everything you need to help you prepare 🙂

When will the quiz be?

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

What will the quiz cover?

Lesson 6: ‘How is Earth’s Population Changing’?

Textbook p.18-22

What to review? 

  • population, rural, urban, demography, carrying capacity, economy, birth rate, death rate, migration, and growth rate- definitions
  • 8 factors that affect growth rate

Lesson 7: Population Density & Distribution

Textbook p.24-26

What to review?

  • How to calculate population density
  • 4 population distribution patterns
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each distribution pattern

Lesson 8: What Influences Settlements?

Textbook p.32-39

  • Arable land, natural factors, human factors- definitions
  • Understanding natural factors and human factors (historical, political, religious, economic) and examples of each type of settlement

What will be the format?

  • Definition matching
  • Short answer
  • Multiple-choice

Grade 6 Longitude and Latitude Quiz

Mrs. Bertrend’s Grade 6 Social Studies Class

A reminder that this Tuesday, October 26th we will have a quiz on longitude and latitude. You have been practising reading longitude and latitude for several classes and it’s time to show what you know!

What should you study?

  • Study the definition of longitude, latitude, equator, and prime meridian.
  • Know the unit we use to measure it (degrees!)
  • You will be given a map and asked to either provide the coordinates for places or be given a place (Ex. Ottawa) and have to provide the coordinates.
There are a few resources you can use:
2. Quia
3. Map of Canada (you can create your own questions from this map)
Tomorrow will be a quiz review day so bring any questions you have.

Grade 7- Plate Tectonic & Landform Quiz

Grade 7 English Social Studies Quiz

Mrs. Bertrend

Next Wednesday, October 20th we will be having a quiz. This quiz will cover the Lesson 4 & 5 material (landforms and plate tectonics) and be multiple-choice and short answers.

All the Lesson 4 & 5 material is already shared with you in our main Google Slide deck that is in your Social Studies folder in your Google Drive.

There are key vocabulary to know for the quiz, which includes:

  • Plate tectonic theory
  • Convention currents
  • Landforms
  • Mountains
  • Shield
  • Plateau
  • Plains
  • Transform plate boundary
  • Divergent plate boundary
  • Convergent plate boundary
  • Lithosphere
  • Asthenosphere

Be ready to share an example or two of the plate boundaries and each landform too.

Study a little each evening and you’ll do great!