Staying on top of things.

This blog is created as a way to stay on top of the 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!





Friday, March 10, 2017

SS 10 > How much do you know about BC?

We quickly reviewed the web activity on the Chinese Canadian community and shared the most interesting and surprising pieces.  From there, we continued on with getting to know our fair province by completing a fun quiz followed by a short mapping activity.

BC quiz:  http://globalnews.ca/news/1488350/think-you-know-british-columbia-take-our-b-c-day-quiz/

mapping activity

A - Integrated Studies 8 > Catch up day

The class was given the period to catch up on work that is due: Current Events assignment, Trade City assignment and the Trade game reflection.  The last 2 listed are found on Moodle and should be submitted through Moodle.  These should be completed in the next few days.

Enjoy your spring break.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

D - SS 10 > Individual work: Researching the Chinese Community

1. Please watch the video here first:  https://youtu.be/zJGhg3YXt_w

2. Complete this activity on the Chinese Experience in BC for next class (do not hand in):  https://docs.google.com/a/stpats.bc.ca/document/d/1ju6TA6OI3e69lTRjgneeqMXJTl_DkjvGW66Djno3Cfs/edit?usp=sharing

A & G - Integrated Studies 8 > Trading simulation

With a limited amount of time, students were placed into groups representing a specific country and participated in a simulation where they had to trade specified goods.  Everyone was very involved having to deal with new trade situations and the price of goods increasing or dropping.

Remember to finish and submit the reflection questions found under Topic 29 on Moodle.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

D - SS 10 > Individual time on the assignment

The time was given to complete the work on the railway assignment. Remember to also attach a bibliography of sources used by using Bibme.org.

Here are sources that you may have used. Note the reference under the source.


chiinese labour primary sources

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A & G - Integrated Studies > Reviewing the Silk Road and reviewing Bibliographies

We quickly went over the information on our Silk Road tour and trying to draw comparisons to the cities. The remainder of the class was spent on reviewing  Bibliographies since we are still having trouble with listing sources.

G & A - Integrated Studies 8 > Silk Road tour & price of sugar

Students added one more city to their work on the Silk Road virtual tour.  The remainder of the class was spent starting the documentary, THE PRICE OF SUGAR.

Next class, we will go over the tour information and talk about what we have seen so far in the documentary.