Grade 7 Social Studies
Please find below the link to the Grade 7 Social Studies Program of Studies. This is the objectives laid out by the province as to what will be taught through the course of the year. We will be using the textbook Voices and Visions: A Story of Canada to cover these objectives. We will also add to this resource through other mediums throughout the course.
The first part of the year will be spent studying the First Nations groups who played an important role in the beginning of Canada. Specifically we will study The Haudenosaunee, The Mi`kmaq and The Anishinabe. This introductory unit is called `Canada Before Confederation` and should take us up until Christmas to complete.
We will work through the information in each chapter by exploring the people invovled, the vocabulary as well as any important events that took place. Assessments will be in a variety of formative and summative assignments.
March 16, 2020
Students will continue to work through Chapter 8 on the Google Classroom that has been created. Please ensure that your student has signed up for the Google Classroom using the code provided on my main page.
March 5, 2020
Students are currently working through Chapter 8: The Metis, with Mr. Cavilla.
February 28, 2020
Students will be writing their Chapter 7 Exam on MONDAY. They received their study guides for this exam earlier this week.
February 10, 2020
Students are writing their OPEN BOOK Chapter 6 Test today. We will be moving on to Chapter 7 starting on Wednesday.
January 23, 2020
This week students completed the Chapter 6 Key Concepts. We also have spent time reviewing for the midterm. We will continue on with Chapter 6 after the exam break.
January 15, 2020
Students will write the Chapter 5 Social test on Friday, January 17th. Here is the short answer question that will be on the exam:
Written Response (4 marks)
During this time period, Britain and France were involved in conflict in Europe, and as a result, this impacted their relationship in North America. From the list below, choose one event that happened in North America and fully describe what happened. How did this contribute to the Canada we know today? Be sure to use your Social Studies Vocabulary.
The students will be writing their Chapter 5
December 17, 2019
Students are currently working through Chapter 5. All marks are current in PowerSchool. Please be sure to check often to stay on top of your students grades.
December 3, 2019
Students are continuing to work their way through Chapter 4. The test on this chapter will be next Wednesday, December 11th.
November 25, 2019
Students will be completing the majority of work for this chapter on Google Classroom. Students are to bring their robust devices for this, please make sure they are charged.
November 13, 2019
Students will be writing the Chapter 3 Unit Exam on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. They will all be getting their study guides today in class.
October 22, 2019
Chapter 2 Study Guide:
October 18, 2019
We are just working to wrap up the second chapter. The Unit Test will be on this coming Wednesday. Students received the study guide for the exam in class today. Both classes will be completing their Chapter 2 Projects in class on Monday.
October 2, 2019
My sincere apologies for the error in PS. I had entered the Chapter 1 exam as being out of 35, when it was in fact out of 30. All grades should now reflect this.
September 18, 2019
Our Chapter One Unit Test will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Students will be given a study guide and class time to study today, but should continue to prepare for the test over the next week.
We will be doing a culminating chapter project on Monday. Students will require scissors and glue to complete this project.
September 13, 2019
We are currently working our way through the first chapter in the textbook. Students would benefit from ensuring that all assignments are handed in on time and completed to the best of their ability.