This week we are working on presentations about the Spanish Inquisition. We have 2 more topics left in this unit and the unit test will be before Spring Break.

Unit Test Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 17th (8-2)
  • Thursday, April 18th (8-1)

We are wrapping up topic 3 (Spanish Worldview– the Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition). Students writing & presentations on the Spanish Inquisition are due on Mon. April 1 (8-2) and Tues. April 2 (8-1)

Students have been reviewing historical events leading up to Confederation through their midterm projects. All projects will be due next week, with little class time to continue working on them.

  • 7-1: due on Wednesday, March 20th
  • 7-2: due on Thursday, March 21st

Students have been practicing their persuasive writing over the past couple classes. Their Aztecs “For the Good of the People” persuasive paragraph(s) will be due next week. There will be no more class time after Thursday, March 14th to work on these assignments.

  • 8-2: due on Wednesday, March 20th
  • 8-1: due on Thursday, March 21st

Social Studies 7

February 28, 2019 | Social Studies 7  |  Leave a Comment

In Social Studies 7, we just finished our second unit of Canadian history leading to Confederation. Students wrote their unit tests earlier this week and their Confederation assignments were due yesterday/today. Several students did not complete their project and these are to be handed-in by the next class at the absolute latest.

We are starting our midterm project that we will be continuing to work on over the next 3 classes.

Social Studies 8

February 28, 2019 | Social Studies 8  |  Leave a Comment

In Social Studies 8, we are learning about the worldview of the Aztec civilization and their idea of centering their society around “for the good of the people.”

  • Aztec Action Figures are due:
    • Monday, March 4th (8-2)
    • Thursday, March 7th (8-1)

We are wrapping up our second unit. All content for unit 2 has been taught through notes/question booklets. We have one assignment left for this unit that we are starting this week.

7-2 will be writing their unit test on Monday, February 25th 

7-1 will be writing their unit test on Tuesday, February 26th

This week we will be starting an assignment about Canadian Confederation. We will continue working on this next week and will also have some in-class review time for the unit test. After February break, we will be starting a midterm project that addresses content/outcomes learned from September-February.

We are wrapping up Topic 1 of the Aztec unit this week.


  • All station assignments for Topic 1 are due on Monday, February 11th
  • We will be starting topic 2 on the 11th


  • You will have Tuesday, February 12th to finish any stations you have missed or are not done yet
  • All station assignments will be due on Thursday, February 14th
  • We will be starting topic 2 on the 14th

We have finished our Renaissance unit! (yay!)

For the next few weeks, students will be working on introductory learning outcomes for the Aztecs & Spanish unit. This will take place in the form of stations. Due dates will be announced as we continue to work through these stations.

Students are continuing to learn about the American Revolution, Loyalists, the War of 1812, the Irish Potato Famine and the Great Migration.

Chapter 6 textbook questions are due next week (Monday, January 28th for 7-2, and Tuesday, January 29th for 7-1).

On Wednesday, January 23rd, we will be starting a new project that looks at the War of 1812 in more depth.

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