Thursday, 7 December 2017

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of December 4 to 8

This week, we are completing Chapter 4 (Competition for Trade) from the textbook.  Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Thursday, December 14th.  The study guide is worth twenty points, so be sure to complete it while preparing for the test.

On Thursday, December 14th, we will have our Chapter 4 Test about Competition for Trade.  The following items will be tested:

Vocabulary:
  • Barter
  • Canoe
  • Ethnocentric
  • Merchant
  • Metis
  • Nor’Wester
  • Portage
Also, know the following people, concepts or places:
·         Advantages of building forts along Hudson Bay
o   Close to fur supplies
o   Easy access for large ships
o   Furs were better quality
o   Many rivers flow into it—good transportation route
·         Benefits of a canoe
o   Easy to portage
o   Easy to travel on small rivers
o   Lasted long journeys
o   Lightweight
o   Sturdy & durable
·         Buffalo herds
·         Coureurs de Bois – also known as traders, voyageurs, runner of the woods, explorer
·         Colbert
·         European goods that the First Nations valued:
o   axes
o   blankets
o   cloth
o   copper wire
o   guns
o   knives
o   pots
o   thread
·         First Nations helped the Europeans survive by:
o   dress for the weather & learn about the land
o   find food
o   prepare cedar bark tea to prevent scurvy
·         First Nations women contributed to the fur trade by:
o   collecting supplies
o   fish nets
o   making clothes
o   preparing furs
o   teaching language & geographical skills
·         Fort Chipewyan
·         Fort Whoop-Up
·         Frontenac
·         Talon
·         The Great Peace of Montreal

Finally, know and understand how the various peoples of North America:
  • Worked together in the fur trade
  • Competed against each other in the fur trade

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of November 14 to 17

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, we will have our Chapter 3 Test about "The British in North America."  The following items will be tested:

Vocabulary:
  • Chebucto
  • Factory (another name for the trading posts)
  • Imperial Country/Imperialism
  • Mercantilism
  • Monopoly
  • New Found Land
    • Giovanni Caboto aka John Cabot
  • Northwest Passage (know 3 facts about the Northwest Passage)
  • Population Growth
  • Sovereignty
  • Treaty of Utrecht
Know the difference between New France versus the 13 Colonies:
  • Goals
  • Climate
  • Employment
  • Religion
  • Trade
Also, know the following people, concepts or places:
  • Acadia – renamed Nova Scotia after the British took it away from the French
  • Atlantic Ocean – the 13 Colonies relied on it for fish
  • Beothuk – how did they become extinct?
  • Hudson Bay
    • major body of water close to Rupert’s Land
    • Pierre Radisson & Sieur des Groseilliers’ exploration of Hudson Bay
  • Mi’kmaq – the French urged them to make life difficult for the British; & the British were urged to kill the Mi’kmaq
  • Rupert’s Land
  • Resources sent to England from the 13 Colonies:
    • Corn
    • Fur
    • Grain
    • Lumber/timber
    • Iron Ore
    • Tobacco
  • Finished goods sent from Britain to the 13 Colonies:
    • Cloth
    • Furniture
    • Guns
    • Pots & Pans
Finally, for each of the following explorers know the area where they travelled in North America; along with what their goals were; and who they came into contact with in the new world:
  • Henry Kelsey
  • Anthony Henday
  • Samuel Hearne
  • Matonabee
  • James Cook
  • George Vancouver
Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Wednesday, November 22.  The study guide is worth twenty points, so be sure to complete it while preparing for the test.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of November 6 to 10

Next Tuesday, November 14th, Current Events duotangs are due.  Students had time in class to complete the work, however, they should review their work.  The following assignments must be completed:
  • Kids Around the World - Italy
  • The Invictus Games
  • New Leaders in Opposition
  • California Wildfires
  • Farewell to a Canadian Music Icon
  • Kids Around the World - Ethiopia
I encourage parents to work on these Current Events booklets with their child throughout the year:
  • have discussions with your child and assist them in broadening their answers to the questions
  • check your child's work for spelling mistakes, and have your child correct them
  • check your child's work for proper punctuation
  • make sure that your child has used capital letters at the beginning of all sentences, as well as with the names of specific places and people
This contribution can help your child to recognize where he or she is making common mistakes.  By correcting those mistakes, he/she can hand in the best possible work which will help to achieve a better grade in Social Studies.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of October 23 to 27

We are completing our second chapter from the textbook.  Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Friday, November 3rd.  The study guide is worth twenty points, so be sure to complete it while preparing for the test.

On Friday, November 3rd, we will have our Chapter 2 Test about "The French in North America."  The following items will be tested:

Vocabulary:
  • Acadian
  • Bishop
  • Canadien
  • Century
  • Citizen
  • Colony
  • Coureurs de bois
  • Empire
  • Governor
  • Habitant
  • Imperialism
  • King’s Daughters (filles du roi)
  • Merchant
  • Monopoly
  • New France
  • Scurvy
  • Seigneurial System
  • Silk Road
Also, know the following concepts or places:
  • Catholic – the main religion of the French
  • Four reasons the imperial countries of Europe wanted to expand their empires:
    • Competition/power
    • Curiosity
    • Economics (land/resources)
    • Religion
  • Quebec – place where the river narrows
  • St. Lawrence River – most of the colonists settled here
  • Stadacona
  • Differing perspectives on land ownership:
    • European view
    • First Nations view
Finally, know where each of the following explorers came from (home country), where their exploration led them to, and who they came into contact with in the new world:

  • Jacques Cartier
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Samuel de Champlain

Friday, 6 October 2017

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of October 2 to 6

We have completed our first chapter from the textbook.  Students will be handing in their duotangs for grading on Monday, October 12th.  The study guide is worth twenty points, so be sure to complete it while preparing for the test.

On Thursday, October 12th, we will have our Chapter 1 Test about Aboriginal Societies.  The following items will be tested:

Vocabulary:
  • Alliance
  • Core Values
  • Clan
  • Culture
  • Democracy
  • Elders
  • Ethnocentric
  • Indigenous People
  • Iroquois Confederacy
  • Mamomin 
  • Matrilineal
  • Metis
  • Oral Culture
  • Pluralistic Society
  • Primary Source Images
  • Sagamaw
  • Sovereign
  • Stereotype
  • World View
For each of the Aboriginal Societies that we studied (Mi'kmaq of the East Coast; Haudenosaunee of the Northeastern Woodlands; The Anishinabe) know the following:
  • Government
  • Hunter-Gatherer
  • Role of Women

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Grade 7 Social Studies - Week of September 25 to 29

On Friday, September 29 our school is recognizing "Orange Shirt Day" to honour survivors and nonsurvivors of residential schools in Canada.  Approximately 150 000 aboriginal and indigenous children were taken from their homes and placed in residential schools, where at least 4 000 of them died.  To learn more about "why" we are wearing orange shirts, see the following video:
https://youtu.be/ll1pUrK29MM

Next Thursday, October 5th, Current Events duotangs are due.  Students had time in class to complete the work, however, they should review their work.  The following assignments must be completed:
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • The Rise and Fall of Sears Canada
  • Earthquake in Mexico
  • Canadians Owe Record Amount
I encourage parents to work on these Current Events booklets with their child throughout the year:
  • have discussions with your child and assist them in broadening their answers to the questions
  • check your child's work for spelling mistakes, and have your child correct them
  • check your child's work for proper punctuation
  • make sure that your child has used capital letters at the beginning of all sentences, as well as with the names of specific places and people
This contribution can help your child to recognize where he or she is making common mistakes.  By correcting those mistakes, he/she can hand in the best possible work which will help to achieve a better grade in Social Studies.