During week of March 31, the class was introduced to the Canadian Oil Sands and considered some of the key issues revolving around its development. Among issues discussed were the extraction process, the environmental impacts, Aboriginal concerns and benefits as well as the role it will play in an increasingly unstable world.
During the week of March 31, the class covered the causes of WWI. This was meant to serve as an overview of some key issues of the 20th century. Course background taught in previous month should provide greater context for the conflict which was covered in greater detail in Grade 10.
During week of March 31, the Canadian History class continued to examine student-createde focuses on WWII technology, techniques and events. WWII coverage will wrap up April 11.
During the week of March 31, the grade 9 classes examined some key issues relating to the fishing and forestry industries. In addition to examining the technology of the forestry industry we looked at what it is like to live in a fishing community and threats coming from invasive species. [ Please note that content varied depending on the schedule: all classes will cover the same material by April 11]
During week of March 24, the class finished discussions on selected nations of the world and how they were influenced by the clash of communism and capitalism.
During the week of March 24, the class continued the overview of WWII with the experience of Russia until Stalingrad and the failed attempt to open up a Northwestern front with a landing at Dieppe.
During week of March 24, the class considered the social, economic and political damage of Residential Schools on Canadian Aboriginal Groups. The examination of this topic was concluded with a focus on the revival of the cultural, artistic and social traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis with a discussion and the viewing of the CBC documentary The 8th Fire.