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.
JUne 20, 2019
Here is a link to the final exam. Students will need to access through their school accounts, as non-Holy Spirit accounts will not be able to access the document.
May 27, 2019
This week students will be working through chapters 12 and beginning 13 as well.
May 10th, 2019
The Chapter 10 Unit Exam will be on Monday, May 13th. Students received a study guide earlier this week and have will have had 2 periods to study for the exam. They should continue to review over the weekend.
This week both classes will be working on Chapter 10. They have been split into group to do a jigsaw type activity, where they will become experts on a certain section of the chapter, and then teach it to their peers through a presentation format. All students are to be involved in the project. Peer grades will be assigned at the end of the project to reflect each students involvement throughout the creation of their presentations.
April 11, 2019
Students will be writing their Chapter 9 Unit Test on Monday. They will also need to hand in their Flip Books at that time. A study guide has been provided for the exam.
March 29, 2019
This week students started working on Chapter 9. This chapter looks at the expansion west with the growth of the railway and the National Policy. Students can expect the chapter test on this chapter to be the week before Easter break.
March 20, 2019
The Chapter 8 Unit Test will take place on Monday, March 25th. Students will receive a study guide this week. They can also find it below.
March 14th, 2019
This week both classes continued looking at how the movement of the Metis people, helped develop the west. We will finish up with this chapter in the nest two week.s
March 8th, 2019
Both classes started chapter 8 this week. This chapter has to do with the Metis and how they influenced the development in the west.
March 1, 2019
Here is one of the short answer questions that will be on the exam on Monday. Students should prepare a well thought out response ahead of time.
The seven colonies that debated Confederation did not consider including First Nations such as the Mi’kmaq, the Anishinabe or the Haudenosaunee. They did not consider consulting the Metis. How might this decision be considered as imperialism?
February 26, 2019
Both classes will write their Chapter 7 Unit test on Monday, March 4th. Students have been provided with a study guide, as it was handed out in class yesterday.
Students can also access the study guide through the following link:
January 31, 2019
Students are continuing to work through the 6th chapter this week. We will finish up with the content in their chapter on Friday, and then students will write the open book test next Wednesday, February 6th.
Students wrote their midterm for this course last Monday. I hope that this test has helped students learn that they need to spend time preparing for cumulative exams. I would like to see students continue working on their study skills.
January 16, 2019
Here are the links to the first 5 study guides to help students prepare for their midterm:
January 11, 2019
This week we finished up looking at Chapter 5. Students are currently working on the chapter project and will write the unit test next Wednesday, January 16th.
The Social mid term exam is quickly approaching and students should be beginning to review for it. They can be looking at the key concepts from the first five chapters, any assignments, the textbook and study guides given to them already this year. A reminder that this exam is worth 10% of each student's overall grade for the year.
December 14, 2018
We started off this week by completing our Chapter 4 Unit Test, before working to complete Chapter 5 Key Concepts. We then reviewed our learning from previous chapters and began discussing the events that caused there to be war between the British and the French.
Students completed a Background to War worksheet and have begun learning about the struggle for Canada.
December 7, 2018
This week we worked to complete the remaining two Think It Through sections for Chapter 4. Sections 4 & 5 were to be handed in today, December 7th. Students then completed a word search and crossword review, which will be taken in for marks.
Next week we will have our Chapter 4 test on Monday, December 10th. Students have been provided with a study guide and visual notes for the chapter. We will then begin learning about Chapter 5 on War & Peace.
November 30, 2018
This week we began and are about half way through Chapter 4. For Chapter 4 students are to complete guided reading questions and accompanying "Think It Through" assignments for each of the five sections in the chapter.
Section Three questions and #3 Think It Through assignment will be due in class on Wednesday, December 5th. We will then work to complete the final two sections in class on Wednesday, before completing a review crossword and word search on Friday.
Chapter 4 test will be on Monday, December 10th.
November 23, 2018
Students wrote their chapter 3 tests on Monday. Afterwards we completed the chapter 4 key concepts and began working on our chapter 4 assignment booklet. Together we completed the questions for section 1. Students will have some time on Monday, November 26th to finish the section 1 think it through, before submitting it for grading.
November 16, 2018
Together we finished up Chapter 3 by learning about famous explorers, through creating posters that were then presented to the class. Our Chapter 3 test has been pushed to Monday, November 19, to allow students more time to study.
November 9, 2018
Students completed the British in North America and Perspectives on the Mercantile System worksheets. They also completed a map of the thirteen colonies. We then learned about the Hudson's Bay Company and completed a fill-in-the blank assignment.
November 2, 2018
Students completed the British Cross the Atlantic worksheet and marked in class. Next week we will be learning more about the British in North America.
October 26, 2018
Today students finished Chapter 2. Next week we will begin looking at the third chapter, The British in North America.
October 19, 2018
This week students took a look at the French colonizing in North America. They will finish up the second chapter next week, and write their exam for the chapter on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH.
October 11, 2018
Students need to have the assignment "France Takes an Interest in North America" finished for class tomorrow. They will need to complete it for homework, should they not have finished in class yesterday.
October 5, 2018
This week students took part in dressing up and creating Tableau Photos. These will be displayed in the classroom and used for a project at the end of the chapter. They also began to start looking at the French In North America in Chapter 2.
September 28, 2018
This week students completed the first chapter, by writing their Chapter 1 Unit Test. These marks are in PowerSchool and students will be getting their exams back next week.
We have started Chapter 2, where we will be looking at the French in North America.
A number of students did not turn in assignments throughout the first chapter. These have been entered in PS as a zero. Students are welcome to complete these assignments and turn them in for grading, providing it is done in a reasonable amount of time. Again, please check to ensure your student has completed all of their work. Students who have missing items. have been spoken to and are aware that these assignments have not been turned in. Thank you for your support and understanding with this.
September 11, 2018
Students are currently working through the first chapter. The Chapter 1 Key Concepts were due yesterday, so please check with your student to see if they handed this in. I will be entering the first grades in to PowerSchool this week.