Friday, January 17, 2020

Today we will debrief the simulation by having the “immigrants” ask their questions to the “officers” to try and determine the immigration policies in each of the 4 time periods.

Make connections to your family’s immigration history, the progression of our immigration system, and the fairness/unfairness of the system.

This is our last class together – hard to believe 5 months has passed.  It has been a pleasure teaching you – don’t be a stranger…come by and say ‘hi’ in Semester 2 and let me know what is new in your life.

Wishing you all the best, Ms. Ross 🙂

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Let’s begin by sharing our immigration history – how did you and your family come to live here?

Assign and develop roles for the simulation – “immigrants” and “immigration officers”.

HOMEWORK:  Immigration officers need to familiarize themselves with the rules for their time period and develop interview questions.

Thursday, January 9, 2019

We will continue our focus on the people in BC’s history – today we will look at those who are the original inhabitants of this land – First Nations.

How were they impacted by the development of the province and the decisions that were made to build the province?

Project of Heart eBook – Residential Schools in BC

PROJECT OF HEART Residential Schools in BC (FORM)
PROJECT OF HEART Residential Schools in BC

HOMEWORK:  Complete parts A and B on Residential Schools in BC; review work for the unit in preparation for Monday’s assessment

Wednesday, January 8, 2019

We’ve been studying how different ethnic groups came to BC to found and build the province.  We are going to spend more time today learning about Chinese immigrants as they played a key role in building this province.

Chinese Immigrant History in BC (FORM)
Chinese Immigrant History in BC

READING for A History of Chinese Immigrants in BC

HOMEWORK:  Complete worksheet on Chinese immigration history; review work completed in the unit

Tuesday, January 7, 2019

We’ve been focussing on the industries that earned the province wealth, but those industries wouldn’t have been what they were without the workers.

Today we’ll learn more about different ethnic groups who came to live in BC and build the province.

HOMEWORK:  Ensure all assignments are up to date; review what we have done thus far in preparation for Monday’s assessment

Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy New Year!  Hope you had a great holiday – only 2 weeks left in the semester.

We are picking up with our BC History unit that we started before the break.  Today we are going to focus on one more key industry that developed BC – the CPR

History of the Canadian Pacific Railway (PDF reading)

History of the CPR worksheet (FORM)
History of the CPR worksheet

HOMEWORK:  Complete CPR worksheet; bring 4 coloured pencil crayons to class tomorrow 🙂