Staying on top of things.

This blog is created as a way to stay on top of what we will be learning throughout the year and as a way to discuss various topics that will arise as you learn. I hope that you find this blog useful as a way of checking in on what you have missed while you were away and double-checking on the information that we will cover in the class.

An important note: It is YOUR responsibility to catch up on missed work and assignments through this blog. Therefore, I will expect that you will be prepared and ready for all activities and the work assigned will be completed on time. It is really important to stay on top of your work so we can be motivated, responsible members of the class.

Also, feel free to offer up your comments on lessons, activities, etc. as you like. It is important that you can comfortably offer up any feedback that will help create memorable learning experiences. Your voice is important.

Success does not come before effort in the dictionary!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

B&C - SS 10 > The trial begins

Today, Ms. Clarke introduced the Louis Riel trial activity to students.  Students are assembled into groups either defending Riel or representing the Canadian Government.  Each member of the group is given a specific role to undertake (as outlined in the assignment sheet given) and started on their tasks today.  Students began their work on the assignment which will be presented on Tues April 7th with special guest judges.  The next two classes will be given to work on the assignment.

D- SS 8 > Finishing up with the manor

Students had their final day to work on their manor assignment, focussing on writing their manor ad in class. Ads shold be editteed and practiced for Monday when students will be presenting their manors to the rest of class.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

H - SS 9 > Loyalist Role play work

Students continued to finish up with their role plays.  Many of the groups had not advanced far enough to present on Friday so there will be one more work day on Friday before the role plays are presented next Wednesday.  No more extensions.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

B & C - SS 10 > Metis Test

Students wrote their Metis test today.  We will move on to the final assignment in the unit, a mock trial, after spring break.

D - SS 8 > Early Christianity - belief and devotion

Students had a short lesson today on Early Christianity at the beginning of the Middle Ages.  Discussions focussed on the various beliefs held by people during the start of the period and how the popularity of Christianity grew as time went on.  Students looked at missionaries, church hierarchy (then and now) and order of monks. 

a few things were given for students to do.  1. Create a list of contributions that monks made to civilization and find out some background information on the Benedictine order.

belief and devotion notes
intro to middle ages
meidieval paganism
medieval monks

More importantly, the manor assignment will be due and presented on the second class back after spring break.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

H - SS 9 > Loyalist Role Play work

Students continued to work on writing scripts for their role play.  Please send in what you have accomplished up to this point.  You will present the second class back after spring break.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

D - SS 8 > Manor design

Students began with a brief reading and discussion of the Lord and Lady of the Manor (p. 53-54) in Pathways textbook.  AFter, students were given the rest of the period to draw out their Manor that was assigned last day. The manor and advertisement will be due the second class back after Spring break.  Ms. Googs will look to see rough copies on Thursday.