Tag: social studies

Middle School Project Envisions Sustainable Urban Spaces

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by Julie Harris This term, Grade 6 students collaborated on a real-world interdisciplinary project to redesign an urban space to meet the sustainability challenges of...

Grade 2 Arctic Studies Culminate in Inuit Games Celebration

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All term, the Grade 2 classes have been studying the Arctic and the traditional ways of life of the Inuit people. From lessons on...
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Syrian Refugees Talk Family, Compassion With SMUS Students

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by Liza Weymar and Radha Raina, Grade 9 students Last week in Modern Studies 9, our class had the fortune of meeting two Syrian refugees...
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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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Grade 4 Classes Explore Their World Using Maps

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At the Senior School, Ms. Kirsten Davel is well known for her geography expertise and for championing GIS mapping (geographic information system) as a fun and unique...
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Going Around the World with Grade 6 Humanities Students

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Grade 6 students took classmates and parents on a trip Around the World in 80 Minutes this week. The annual Humanities project sees students working...
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Museum Trip Makes First Nations Lessons Come Alive

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The Royal BC Museum, right in our own backyard, is a treasure trove of our province's rich history and a great educational resource. That is why...

Project-Based Learning: Grade 8 Students Turn Injustice into Service

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Hard-working Grade 8 students had a financial incentive to do their best this week, as they became legitimate human rights advocates in an attempt to...
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Junior Geocaching

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On October 16th, Grade 5 students took part in a Geocaching event put together by Mr. Pope at the Richmond Road campus. Students used...
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Grade 6 Classes Take a Trip Around the World

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Each year, Grade 6 Humanities culminates with a year-end project called Around the World in 80 Minutes. In groups of four or five, students...

Grade 5 Students Go Greek

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by Theo Yesterday was Greek day and I have learned so much about Greek mythology! I learned a very interesting fact about my god Poseidon:...

Animal Habitats On Display

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Before the holiday break, our Grade 4 students hosted parents and fellow students for an exhibit of animal habitats. Each student researched a particular...

Humanities 7: Connecting Skills for Enriched Learning

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by Min MacLean, teacher This year, the Middle School has a new course: Humanities 7. An amalgamation of English and Social Studies, Humanities 7 covers...
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Around the World in 80 Minutes

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by Jasper Johnston, Grade 8 student Last Thursday, all Grade 6 students took part in an evening event showcasing their work this year. "Around the...

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 Get Political as Election 2011 Approaches

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As Canadians are preparing to vote next Monday, the past couple of weeks have seen a lot of political activity, including on the SMUS...

Grade 8 Student Ranks High in Geography Competition

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One of our Middle School students got some exciting news recently - he placed within the top ten for the Great Canadian Geography Challenge....
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Grade 4 Classes Share First Nations Knowledge

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by Finn and Izzy The Grade 4 students presented a gallery walk for their Social Studies project on a certain First Nations region of Canada....

Junior School Students Share Their Dreams

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by Pam Yorath, Grade 5 teacher The Grade 5 students have been studying Barbara Smucker’s acclaimed novel Underground To Canada and have completed a wide...

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