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.
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.