Social Studies 8 course outline (January-June 2022)
Intro to course
Review of provinces, territories and capital cities of Canada
Review of continents and oceans
Map types - with a focus on physical and political maps
Using the atlas and other map sources to interpret and acquire information (worksheets on Australia and North America)
Map features (compass rose, legend, title, scale, grid lines)
Start planning and drawing map (project due Feb 3)
Longitude and latitude - creating and interpreting coordinates
Adding these grid lines to the map project
Jan 31-Feb 2
Work on map project
What happens when civilizations, groups from different cultures meet? First focus - conflict
Search CBC or BBC for a news item that presents a conflict between groups. Create a summary of the news item.
Conflict in the Balkan Peninsula (the former Yugoslavia)
What happens when civilizations, groups from different cultures meet? Second focus - sharing/spreading belief systems
World religions and their involvement in historical events
What happens when civilizations, groups from different cultures meet? Third focus - lifestyles, systems of government, adapting technology
Vikings and their legacy
Exploring North American First Nation and Australian aboriginal
perspective on land and spiritual beliefs.
View documentary "Secrets From the Ice"
Feb 28- March 4
Research - (1000 C.E.) pick a culture anywhere in the world, then an aspect of civilization.
Develop three questions to help refine your search.
;Final product will include:
*a timeline of two events in the history of your culture (around 1000 C.E.)
*a map indicating the area of the world the civilization lived and prospered
*three paragraphs (8-10 sentences), one paragraph for each question
*a title which indicates the topic and the culture
Final product can be poster, Power Point, etc.
Finish up project, create bibliography
Feudalism in Europe - Middle Ages
the story of the Bayeux Tapestry - notes due Friday
Belief systems and law in the middle ages
Compare elements of law then to what still exists today - notes due Wednesday
March 31, April 1, 4-5
Knights and chivalry
Watch various video clips - find and view elements of history
Create you own coat of arms. Examine elements from your family name Include these elements and/or find symbols that represent you.
Create a paragraph that explains 3 or more of the elements in the coat of arms - this assignment due April 8
The Crusades ( 1096-1254) - outcomes (both positive and negative)
The Magna Carta (1215) - events leading up to the creation of a charter to represent the rights of the people
Notes due April 13
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms -create your own rights and freedoms
Increase of trade and urbanization
the Black Death (1345-1355)
Monday - review of vocabulary
Tuesday (April 26) - test.
Wed. - Friday - the Renaissance
artists and inventions
notable people of the Renaissance
Prepare for vocabulary test on May10. Vocabulary review
May 6- May 13
Work on project (Renaissance/Reformation)
May 10 - Vocabulary test
May 13 - project due
May 16 - 31
Explorers - motivation, colonization, exploitation
Vocabulary quiz - May 27
Explorers package due May 31-
(Sea Dogs worksheets, documentary notes, map)
Review - review materials were distributed May 14