Havergal's Uncalendar, 2019-20 Academic Year


GRADE 7 Grade 7 Social Studies (History and Geography) Have you ever wondered why there are so many gigantic rocks and trees at your cottage, but not as many around Toronto? Or why we speak French and English in Canada? In this course, you will learn about the natural environment around the world: how the land is formed and worn down; what climate is and the types of vegetation plants that grow in different regions; what natural resources are; and the human interaction with each of these. In the second half of the year, you will learn about the French and British explorers in early Canada, their interactions with the First Nations and Americans, and how they have influenced our culture today through their rebellions, revolutions and agreements. From “travelling” the world creating postcards to write home to your family and becoming a historical figure for a Heritage Day party to field trips around Toronto to see our local landforms and re-enact the War of 1812, you will find activities that help you understand where we live and why we are here through a multitude of stories and perspectives.

GRADE 8 Grade 8 Social Studies (History and Geography) Picking up where we left off at the end of Grade 7 (at the 1837 Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada), you will uncover how Canada became a united nation of very diverse people through a variety of storytellers and lenses. In history, you will explore Confederation through drama, debate and documents—you will become a historian as you find evidence to prove industrialization was positive, or negative, for Canada. The second half of the year, you will examine why people live where they do as you learn about economics, current immigration trends and quality of life characteristics.

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