Grade 8 Social Studies
Teacher: Ms. Abby Ferguson
School Phone #: 421-6758
Extra Help Times: Monday-Friday: 7:30am-8:40am
***Or, come see me and we can set up a time that works for both of us.
The textbook for grade 8 Social Studies is Canadian Identity. All students are assigned a book for the year.
The new text is divided up into the following units:
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Geographic Influences
Unit 3: Influences and Interactions
Unit 4: Citizenship
Unit 5: Challenges and Opportunities
Unit 6: Summative
~Assessment is the systematic evaluation of gathering information on student learning.
~Evaluation is the process and analyzing, reflecting upon, and summarizing assessment information, and making judgments or decisions based upon information gathered.
Over the course of the next ten months I plan on using the following strategies:
~Teacher-made tests and quizzes
~Current Event Presentations/Political Cartoon presentations
~Research Projects (using books, magazines, and the Internet as sources)
~Peer and self assessments
~Oral Presentations (group and individual)
1. Classwork 2. Projects