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Grade 5 Students Connect History and Outdoor Education

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Last Thursday, our Grade 5 students went to Mount Doug Park to learn more about First Nations people. Taking them to Mount Doug was...
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Students Walk All Over Canada to Learn About Country’s History

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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...
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Exploring the Renaissance

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

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by Amalia, Grade 5 We recently had an assembly where Mr. Snowden came and told us a story worth listening to over and over –...
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A Trip Into Victoria’s Past

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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

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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...
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Greek Gods Rise at Junior School

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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,...
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Demi-Gods and Goddesses Descend on SMUS

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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

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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...
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Pint-Sized Pioneers Dig History

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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