During tomorrow's class we will be writing the long answer section of the exam. Today you were given two options to choose from, each with an article and question to read. Here are the options:
A. Liberals Propose Change to Citizenship Oath
B. Education is the Key to Reconciliation
You may bring your outline and notes into the exam tomorrow, but NOT a rough draft.
We began the week with an analysis of Justice Murray Sinclair's speech, "What is Reconciliation". We analyzed various elements of the speech and considered the need for reconciliation.
We have begun exploring our final inquiry of the year: How do we make change happen? This week we began by discussing Reconciliation and how all Canadians can work towards re-balancing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Canada. We have discussed our understanding of Reconciliation, and the role that education can play in communicating a set of morals and values to each generation. Some of the questions that the class came up with were around how we define success, and what will lead to a good life. This topic has sparked some great discussion!
This week in our learning, we compared the economic, political and social well-being of the major social groups in Canada across the last 200 years of our history. We determined whether or not the well-being of each group had changed over time, or had stayed the same, and speculated on some of the reasons for those changes (or lack of) based on our own research.
Short week this week leading up to Student-Led conferences on Wednesday, April 17th. We have spent the majority of it considering the economic, political and social well-being of the major social groups in Canada. This activity is aimed a wrapping up our inquiry into Belonging and help us to transition our thinking into our final study of the year.
Hope to see you all at Student-Led conferences on Wednesday!
This week we have been synthesizing our learning about the impact of immigration on Canadian identity, and beginning to examine these ideas through the lens of the experience of other groups, particularly that of Indigenous people of Canada. We have begun the early parts of this exploration through the short screenplay "Words on a Page". Some questions about the key ideas in the text are helping us to bring our ideas together.
This week we reflected on our immigration journals and worked towards drawing thoughtful conclusions about the learning that we have done. We used an Immigration Reflection to help us to organize those ideas.
We have been working very hard to finish up our inquiry into Belonging with our 19th Century Canadian Immigration journals. Most of you have successfully finished the project and handed it in. Thank you and well-done. I encourage you to grab a book and enjoy your well-earned break.
There are some equally hard workers who have not yet finished all the parts of their project. As soon as you can get them done, please email them to me so that I can evaluate them over the break.
Letter Essay due: March 29th
Well, it's been quite a long time since things on here have been up-to-date. We have recently completed our journal projects that we began working on in late January, and this week we are taking a closer look at Canada's geography to try and get a better sense of where so many new Canadians traveled.