Regions of Canadahttp://www.thinglink.com/scene/651799658980442114
The following is a list of overall expectations we covered in our unit on the Regions of Canada:
Visual Arts – with Norval Morrisseau:
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their sociocultural and historical contexts.
- B1. Application: assess some key ways in which industrial development and the natural environment affect each other in two or more political and/or physical regions of Canada (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Interrelationships)
- B2. Inquiry: use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some issues and challenges associated with balancing human needs/wants and activities with environmental stewardship in one or more of the political and/or physical regions of Canada (FOCUS ON: Perspective)
- B3. Understanding Context: identify Canada’s political and physical regions, and describe their main characteristics and some significant activities that take place in them (FOCUS ON: Significance; Patterns and Trends)
1. listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
3. reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.
1. demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;
2. identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning;
3. create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
We also connected with the Grade 9 class at North Collegiate using Green Screen and Twitter: Here is our Storify!!!!
3. use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;
1. read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;
Science & Technology – As we study our endangered animal and look at the interrelationships between the environment, physical features, animals, culture and industry of each Region of Canada.
- analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities;
- investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities; 3. demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals that live in them.
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning & the 6 C’s:
Develop and assess key future skills, what Michael Fullan has called the 6 Cs:
• Character education — honesty, self-regulation and responsibility, hard work, perseverance, empathy for contributing to the safety and benefit of others, self- confidence,
personal health and well-being, career and life skills. (All the learning skills on our report card!)
• Citizenship — global knowledge, sensitivity to and respect for other cultures, active involvement in addressing issues of human and environmental sustainability. – Learning about FNMI cultures, sharing knowledge with others.
• Communication — communicate effectively orally, in writing and with a variety of digital tools; listening skills. – Artistic expression, twitter, blog, green screen, google hangouts, google classroom, writing, reading, listening, oral.
• Critical thinking and problem solving — think critically to design and manage projects, solve problems, make effective decisions using a variety of digital tools and
• Collaboration — work in teams, learn from and contribute to the learning of others, social networking skills, empathy in working with diverse others.
• Creativity and imagination — economic and social entrepreneurialism, considering and pursuing novel ideas, and leadership for action. – Novel ideas for supporting endangered animals and protecting the environment in each region of Canada.
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