Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review of the test details

Today we will apply our learning from the unit and work on the Historical Thinking concept of “historical significance”.

Who had a more significant role in the colony of New France – the fur traders or the Catholic Church?

  1.  Understanding the elements of colonization
  2. We’ll begin the activity together so you have an example to follow.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the work from class; study for the UNIT 1 TEST.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  1. While students present radio ads, please review the work you did in class on Monday (pages 11 and 13)
  2. Review and reinforcement
  3. Video clips on the Roman Catholic Church in New France
  4. Let’s talk about the unit test!

HOMEWORK:  Continue studying for Unit 1 test; bring pen/pencil and 2 coloured highlighters/felts/pencil crayons to class tomorrow.

Monday, February 11, 2019

France created 2 permanent colonies in North America in the 17th century – Acadia and New France.

  1. Who came to populate them? p. 10 in Learning Booklet
  2. What was life like in New France? p. 11 in Learning Booklet
  3. Read about the role of the Roman Catholic Church in New France and learn about how it influenced society and the development of the colony.  p. 12 +13 in Learning Booklet

HOMEWORK:  Review for unit test

Friday, February 8, 2019

  1.  Review positive and negative impacts of the fur trade on First Nations
  2. Yesterday you learned about the first permanent settlement in the ‘new land’ – Acadia.  Today let’s learn about the 2nd attempt at settlement in this ‘new land’
  3. Who came to settle in these colonies?

    HOMEWORK:  Begin reviewing for the unit test which will be Wednesday Feb 20

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Students will be presenting their radio ads during class time today.  If you created a digital ad please email it to; otherwise, listen for your name and be ready to present when the time comes.

While this is occurring, students will be working individually on pages 6 and 7 in your learning booklet.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

  1.  Formative assessment check in – similarities and differences of the HBC and NWC

You will be demonstrating your knowledge about the fur trading companies and their trading practices by creating a “radio ad”.  Let’s review the criteria and you will have the remainder of class to work on it.

HBC-NWC Radio Ad Formative Assessment
HBC-NWC Radio Ad Formative Assessment (PDF)

HOMEWORK:  Work on radio ad – due date is Thursday, Feb 7

Monday, February 4, 2019

  1.  Let’s review the differences between the HBC and NWC fur trading companies
  2. Supplementary ‘artifacts’
  3. These 2 companies were very different in how they conducted business, however there were also some similarities as well.  Let’s learn about those.

HOMEWORK:  Review similarities and differences between HBC and NWC trading practices – Formative Assessment “quiz” tomorrow

Friday, February 1, 2019

  1.  Let’s get to know each other!

2.  We’ve been learning about European explorers coming to Canada in search of resources that can make their countries rich.  Fish was the most profitable resource to acquire, however fur was a close second!

Specifically, beaver pelts became highly valuable and Canada had plenty.  Today we will begin learning about the fur trade.

HBC vs NWC student version
HBC vs NWC student version (FORM)

HOMEWORK:  Complete today’s worksheet on the differences between the HBC and NWC

Thursday, January 31, 2019

  1.  Video intro for today’s topic
  2. Complete pages 4 and 5 in your learning booklet on Cartier’s expeditions to Canada.  You will need to use Crossroads 2nd edition e-text Chapter 1.  You can find this on Edublog under “Social Studies 9” – “Crossroads 2nd edition e-text”

While students are working on this I will call students up individually to complete their “digital check in”.