Tag: history

Through Their Eyes: Exploring the Past from Multiple Perspectives

David Lynch highlights the redesigned Grade 10 Social Studies course that brings multiple perspectives and voices into students' learning
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This Isn’t Your Grandparents’ History Class

David Lynch highlights how social studies is more than just learning about what happened by having students answer larger historical questions

Artists Create Windows into History at Fort Rodd Hill

Digital Art 11 students use technology to combine history and art together for a project on display at Fort Rodd Hill
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SMUS in the News: David Lynch ’98 Named a Governor General’s Teaching Award Finalist

Senior School history teacher David Lynch is named a finalist for the 2020 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Grade 5 Students Connect History and Outdoor Education

Last Thursday, our Grade 5 students went to Mount Doug Park to learn more about First Nations people. Taking them to Mount Doug was...

Students Walk All Over Canada to Learn About Country’s History

What is in the humongous black tube? That was the mystery Grade 4 social studies students faced when they returned to SMUS after their winter holiday. Before...

Exploring the Renaissance

Grade 8 students recently completed their projects on the Renaissance, which they presented to each other this week as a way to share in...

Recreating Rosa Parks’ Stand

by Amalia, Grade 5 We recently had an assembly where Mr. Snowden came and told us a story worth listening to over and over –...

A Trip Into Victoria’s Past

by Gabriel, Grade 7 Our field trip was exciting and mysterious. Our Grade 7 Mandarin class explored Victoria's Chinatown, the oldest in Canada, in which...

Celebrating Chinese New Year

In honour of the lunar new year, the Grade 1 classes took a field trip to Victoria's historic Chinatown to learn about Chinese culture...

Greek Gods Rise at Junior School

by Olivia, Grade 5 We had a fun Greek festival. Before today we studied a Greek god or goddess of our choice. Using our knowledge,...

Demi-Gods and Goddesses Descend on SMUS

by Elise, Grade 7 Learning about Ancient Greece doesn’t have to be boring. Before Spring Break, the Grade 7 students were given the creative assignment...

Black History Chapel Features Personal Stories

The Black community hosted a special chapel to celebrate Black History Month. With personal stories from Africa, Canada and the United States, to step-dancing...

Pint-Sized Pioneers Dig History

Our Grade 3 class visited Helmcken House to experience life in colonial times. They also spent time in their classroom playing games and practicing...

Black History Month

Whenever I write about what happens in Chapel, I wonder: do people outside our community read the description and find themselves totally disoriented? Chapel?...

Scholar in Residence Combines History and Performing Arts

Historical figure Harriet Tubman visited SMUS last week, in the form of veteran performer Leslie McCurdy. Starting her day at the Junior School, she...

Grade 8 Students Get Medieval

by Erin Anderson, editor For her Social Studies 8 class, Anna Miller instructed her students to draw from what they had learned about the lives...

Students Experience the Pig War

by Chrystine Beaumont, Grade 10 student On Thursday, June 3rd, we Grade 10 students gathered out on the fields to witness a historic reenactment of...

Grade 4 Students Reflect on Canada's Identity

by the Grade 4J class Jowi Taylor and Paul O'Brien's Six String Nation presentation inspired our Grade 4 students to think about a guitar in...

Grade 5 Students Shed Light on History

by Laura Williams, Grade 5 The Grade 5 students used tin cans, nails, and hammers to make lanterns. This activity took place in language arts...

Middle School Students Treasure Museum Visit

by Jim De Goede, Middle School teacher Seventy excited SMUS Grade 7 students and 18 teachers and parents arrived at the Royal BC Museum to...

Grade 5 Students Go Greek

Our Grade 5 students wrapped up their study of Greek mythology this week by celebrating the ancient culture with presentations, games and feasts. Students...

Grade 7 Students Bring History to Life

by Jim DeGoede, Grade 7 teacher On Tuesday, May 12, several SMUS Grade 7 students stayed behind after school to convert room 305 into a...

AP Students Study Art in Seattle

by Laura Gilmore. Grade 12 On Thursday, January 29th, a group of AP Studio Art and AP Art History students embarked on a journey to...

Grade 5 Students Go Underground

Our two Grade 5 classes have been learning about the history of slavery in the Unites States as well as the Underground Railroad, a...

Students Share their Remarkable Pasts

Grade 9 students recently dug into their families' past to conduct historical research and three in particular were recognized for the results. The three...

Greek Days and Museum Nights

Ms. Kathleen Cook and Ms. Pam Yorath were pleased to see thier classrooms taken over by a throng of Greek gods and goddesses this...

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