Grade 8 Social Studies

 

Teacher: Ms. Abby Ferguson

School Phone #: 421-6758

Email: afergus@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Website: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/afergus/

Extra Help Times: Monday-Friday: 7:30am-8:40am

                              Monday/Wednesday: 12:30pm-1:15pm

                              Tuesday: 3:25pm

                              ***Or, come see me and we can set up a time that works for both of us.

 

Textbook

 

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 and Evaluation

 

~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:

 

~Work samples

~Teacher-made tests and quizzes

~Case Studies

~Current Event Presentations/Political Cartoon presentations

~Research Projects (using books, magazines, and the Internet as sources)

~Group Projects

~Peer and self assessments

~Interviews

~Oral Presentations (group and individual)

Binder Divisions

 

1. Classwork    2. Projects   

 

 

 

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