Social Studies 8
October 4, 2010
I passed back your tests so you could record you mark in your agenda. Tomorrow, we will correct the tests in class. Remember, I keep your tests on file for parent teacher visits.

September 30, 2010
Test day!

September 29, 2010
We finished the test review today and answered last minute questions. Test tomorrow!

September 28, 2010
We corrected the first page of the test review sheet. Page two is homework!

September 27, 2010
It's election day today! We all had the chance to cast our votes in class today. Stay tuned for final results tomorrow morning. We began working on our Politics review sheet - the test is on Thursday!
Social Studies Chapter 9 Review.doc


September 23, 2010
George Horton from the Liberal Party was here to speak with us today. We took a quick look at the Liberal Party of NB website, then continued with our reading from the text book and took some notes.
Politics2.pptx
Cabinet Government blanks.doc

September 22, 2010
We had a look at the Conservative Party of NB website before our guest speaker came later in the day. We also started reading from the text book about other ways (besides voting) we can exercise our political power. More reading and notes will follow tomorrow.

September 21, 2010
In groups, we shared our notes taken during the debates and recorded our findings on chart paper. We also talked about issues that affect us here in this riding and thought about questions we can ask our guest speaker (Bruce Northrup) tomorrow.

September 20, 2010
Today we took a closer look at the political candidates in Kings East and those running for Premier of NB. We watched a segment of the NB debates and made note of what each party was promising. You can watch more of the debate at cbc.ca/nbvotes.
Provincial_Election_2010_Candidates[1].doc

September 15, 2010
Finished voting notes and worked on politics word search.
Politics Word Search.doc

September 14, 2010
Voting is the topic for today. More fill in the blank notes. Check the powerpoint for the answers. The Y Vote NB video is also in this powerpoint if you would like to watch it again.
The Power of the Vote.pptx
The Power of the Vote_blanks.doc

September 13, 2010
Saturday marked the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on New York city. Although it happened in the United States, it is still having an impact on Canadians. Read this handout and answer the questions on the back.

September 10, 2010
Today in class, we began talking about politics. Fill in the blanks from the information given in the powerpoint.
Politics.ppt
1_Politics_Handout_with_blanks.docx





Language Arts

September 20, 2010
8B - We started spelling today. Find your list and activities here. Pre-test is on Wednesday and the test will be on Friday, September, 24th.

Spelling List 1.doc