Tues. Jan. 9

1.1 and 1.3 – SS9: next class, you will be introduced to your next project, about an invention or discovery that changed people’s lives during the Industrial Revolution.

1.4 – Flex Hum 10: using the table that you completed in class today, write a paragraph (you can do it in the format of a letter to the HBC or NWC headquarters if you wish) explaining which company is best for you.  You need to select 1 of 4 roles:

  1. a male European fur trapper
  2. a female First Nations guide and translator
  3. a male French merchant living in Montreal
  4. a male British stakeholder

Mon. Jan. 8

Welcome back to school!

2.1 – Summit SS8: here is the link to the heraldry website: http://www.familytreesandcrests.com/heraldry-symbols

The coat of arms project, with the paragraph, is due next Tuesday.

2.2 – Summit SS9: the comics are due Friday!

2.4 – Summit SS10: I hope you are recovering from the huge losses incurred during the simulation.  No homework for Wednesday, but the lead up to WWII timeline is due Monday, Jan. 22.

Fri. Dec. 22

Happy Holidays everybody!  Have a safe and restful winter break!  Reminder: the first day back is a DAY 2 on Monday, January 8.  See you then!

1.1, 1.3, and 2.2 SS9 classes: your Napoleon comic is due the week of Jan. 8-12.  Remember, 12 scenes are needed.  Fineline and colour!  Include captions/quotes/thought bubbles.  When we start up in January, we will look at another revolution: the Industrial.   You’ll have a project about 17th century inventions to do!

2.1 – Summit SS8: thank you for your Crusades mini-posters.  In January, we will continue with the late Middle Ages, looking at knighthood and chivalry, castles, town life, the Hundred Years’ War, Joan of Arc, and the Black Death.  This will include a debate, mapping the movement of disease, and a major group project building a castle!  Start collecting pieces that you think you would use for a model of a castle.

2.4 – Summit SS10: in January, we will finish up the Roaring Twenties and jump into the Great Depression before digging deeply into WWII.

Fri. Dec. 15

2.1 – Summit SS8: no homework!  Banquet next day and field trip on Thursday!

2.2 – Summit SS9: Les Mis assignment due by the end of next week (Fri. Dec. 22).

2.4 – Summit SS10: we chatted about the economy after WWI last class.  No homework.  Next day, you’ll be in the library watching a movie with the 8’s and 9’s!

Reminder to the 9’s and 10’s: $100 deposits for Winnipeg are due next Friday!

Wed. Dec. 13


2.1 – Summit SS8: we will watch a movie after finishing off the Crusades activity.

2.2 – Summit SS9: we will work on Les Mis assignments or Napoleon comics next class.  No homework.

2.4 – Summit SS10: after a quick talk about the Roaring 20’s, we will start organizing the Bus Driver Appreciation Event.  Also, if you haven’t completed the questionnaire on senior social studies courses, please do so here.