Friday, February 28, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Canadian Government - Gr. 5

Open up the above link.  Watch the following videos -
1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Answer the questions on the sheet handed out in class.
2. Rights and Responsibilities
Learn about the rights guaranteed to you under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Human Rights Code as well as the responsibilities you have as a citizen living in Canada.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Black History Month

Each year during the month of February, we observe Black History Month. In doing so, we honour the legacies of black North Americans. The Underground Railroad, which was a series of secret routes and safe houses between the United States and Canada, was crucial in helping slaves find freedom. We will be discussing this further this coming week..

Watch the above video and read about The Underground Railroad.
Post a comment about your thoughts and feelings.

WITW - due Friday, Feb. 21st.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Media Literacy & Sochi 2014

What is this commercial selling, besides Bell products?

Team Canada at The Opening Ceremony - Sochi Olympics 2014

 Partner Drama Activity - You and your partner will research an Olympic athlete competing at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.  After thoroughly researching your athlete you will write an interview script which you will practice and then perform for the class. One of you will be the CBC interviewer and one of you will be the athlete. We will create success criteria in class which will clarify the expectations.  If you could be any Canadian Olympic athlete who would you want to be and why?


I really like the message in this video.  What does the message mean to you personally?

The International Year of Crystallography (Who Knew?)

How Do Your Crystals Grow? Take the Kidz Lab Challenge
To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography (2014), Scientists in School invites students to create and conduct their own crystal experiment for the chance to win a prize package that includes a pizza lunch for the entire class and a complimentary workshop!
The Kidz Lab Challenge is a great opportunity for individual or group work and is designed to appeal to all students regardless of age or ability. Simply put, growing crystals is fun! The deadline for submissions is May 23, 2014.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."
 – Olympic Charter

Google had the above quote on their search engine today.  Why do you think they posted that quote and what do you think it means?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Canada - 3 Levels of Government (gr. 5)

1. Watch the above video. List the 3 levels of government in Canada. Create a list under each level of what you consider to be their 3 most important jobs. Explain why. (Post your answer).

2.  What is the message in Joe's rant? Are you proud to be Canadian - why or why not? 

3.  Open the above link and find out about Burlington's Idling bylaw. Create a PSA on Animoto about the law.

Canada and Its Trading Partners (gr. 6)

1. Webquest- engage in a “webquest” (guided search for information on the internet) about Canada’s Trading Partners 



Open the above links and explore.
You will receive a list of questions in class.  You may use these sites to assist with your answers.
You may also use relevant sections of our Canada's Trading Partners textbook & Nelson Literacy text

2.  Watch and discuss the thought-provoking video entitled “The Story of Stuff” ......

Analyze posters about the life cycles of three products.
Pick one of the above - research and map (trace from beginning to end) the location of the raw materials needed to make these products.
As you are researching keep in mind the: - Extraction - Production - Distribution - Consumption - Disposal of your product.
Raw materials from all over the world are shipped to factories.  Where do most of them end up?  Why?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Media Literacy

Watch the above commercials. Keep in mind that both were shown during yesterdays Superbowl. Why do you think the companies decided to air their commercials during the Superbowl? What do both of these advertisements achieve? (Post your responses)